Getting to the Water
One of the most frequent questions we are asked, is how we plan to get the boat to the water from woodland and prairie of Tulsa Oklahoma to the nearest port over 500 miles south at Houston Texas .
But the Tulsa Port of Catoosa; the most in-land sea-port in the United States, is just 16 miles from our front yard. Then it's just 440 miles and 420 feet in elevation through 18 locks to the Mississippi and then another 600 miles to New Orleans and open water. The closest call we will have is the I-430 bridge in Arkansas which has it's clearance listed at 53 ft when the water is at it minimal level. Lucky for us, the top of our mast is 52 1/2 ft from the water.
Getting from our front yard to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa will be done by a house mover. The boat will have to be moved without the pilot house attached as well as the forward bulwarks in order for it to pass under the utility lines are are 18 feet above the road.