All Punx Float

As a towboat captain, I have seen some wild and flimsy contraptions maneuver the currents of the mighty Mississippi River, so as I made my way to Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul to watch the “All Punx Float” flotilla set off on a 120-mile trip to Winona in early June, I hoped I…

Slow Boats and Fast Water

From the 2013 St. Paul Almanac Early in the morning on June 21, 2007, my son Cullen encountered a rowing scull, crewed by five young women in the Saint Paul Harbor and pinned by a heavy current of the Mississippi River. This crew team had misjudged the current and was trapped against the Padelford wharf…