The Towboat Tour is home ported in Knoxville, Tennessee and thus we will begin our tour there. Current plans call for our boat and barge to be trucked between river legs so we can cover as much river as possible in the shortest time.

Leg 1 Knoxville to Demoplis

The M-40_75 Connector includes the Tennessee River from mile 215 Yellow Creek (Corinth, MS) to mile 652 Knoxville, TN. It connects the M-65 Corridor near Corinth, MS which provides access to the deep water port of Mobile south and the Mississippi River system north and south. The connector also includes all commercial navigation channels, ports, and harbors in Tennessee:

  • 648 Knoxville TN, City
  • 464 Chattanooga TN City/Port
  • 383 Scottsboro, AL city
  • 358 Guntersville AL City/Port
  • 334 Huntsville, AL City
  • 304 Decatur, AL City/Port
  • 257 Florence, AL City/Port
  • 215 Yellow Creek/Port

Tenn-Tom Waterway M-65 Marine highway:

The M-65 Marine Highway includes the Mobile, Tombigbee, and Black Warrior Rivers from the Port of Mobile to the Port of Birmingham; and the Mobile River, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and Tennessee River via the Ohio River in Paducah, KY, to the Mississippi River:

  • 435 Yellow Creek/Port
  • 335 Columbus, MS
  • 215 Demopolis, AL/Terminal

Leg 2 Demopolis  to Tuscaloosa

Black Warrior River:

  • 215 Demopolis, AL/Terminal
  • 259 Boligee, AL/ Terminal
  • 338 Tuscaloosa, AL, Northport State Docks

Leg 3 Yellow Creek to Paducah

Tennessee River Continued:

  • 435 Yellow Creek Port

Leg 4 Gainesboro to Cairo

Cumberland River:
•185 Nashville, City/Port
•123 Clarksville, TN City
•43 Eddyville, KY City
•0 Join Tennessee / Ohio