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Just after mile marker six on the Ohio River is the Emsworth lock and dam, the first dam downriver boaters encounter after leaving Pittsburgh. I locked through it on a sunny, bitter cold morning a month ago and traded river stories with a lock worker as my boat and I were lowered downstream. Both he and I wished longingly for the warm weather promised by the lower reaches of the watershed. He hoped to someday take a similar trip from the Allegheny headwaters. The gates opened and I paddled out into the river. We wished each other safe journeys...
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