Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779

Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (HM1BK4)

Location: Kingsport, TN 37660 Sullivan County
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N 36° 33.033', W 82° 35.65'

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Colonel John Donelson in his floatboat "Adventure," leading a flotilla of about 300 people in flootboats and canoes, departed from Fort Patrick Henry on that epic voyage to the Big Salt Lick on the Cumberland River (now Nashville). The voyagers were stopped by the fall of water on the shoals at the mouth of Reedy Creek, 600 yards upstream from here. They remained here for almost 2 months, repairing their boats and waiting for the water to rise. They arrived at their destination on April 24, 1780.
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HM NumberHM1BK4
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByBoy Scout Troop 220 Great Smoky Mtn. Council
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 357321 N 4046197
Decimal Degrees36.55055000, -82.59416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.033', W 82° 35.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 1.98" N, 82° 35' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)423, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Kingsport Greenbelt, Kingsport TN 37660, US
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