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Does anyone know if I can take a 53 ft mast, with a 5 ft draft up the Mississippi, or the Tombigbee, to the Ohio River, and on to Louisville Kentucky without demasting?....any help would be appreciated.
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No info from anyone, or did I post in the wrong place?
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If I recall correctly, you can make it up the Tenn-Tom, but can't say about east of Paducah. Here's a great guide book for it though. Here's some more info Tenn-Tom Waterway - Jim Faughn

On further checking, there's some 52' bridges Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Bridges Clearance Table – Horizontal and Vertical
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Depending on the time of year, you'd probably be alright as long as it's not during the spring when waters tend to be higher.
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Re: Texas to Louisville Kentucky

Hope you made it by now. Part of the Mississippi was closed.
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