I'm committed to the trip. Our eldest daughter and a woman friend of hers
had planned a visit to the friend's family digs near Jackson MS for a few
weeks. They've scheduled their visit so they can accompany me to Jackson
in my pickup (now fitted with a small slide-in camper), with me continuing
up to the Chattanooga area to meet up with the Seinarama group, assuming
it's not cancelled. Either way, I'll be on a collecting trip. Anne currently
to fly to Chattanooga to meet me for Seinarama, then ride back to Santa
If you find it necessary to cancel, I'll be in touch with you for some
as to prime collecting locations and the like. I've been to that delightful
near Buck Snort several times since you told me about it a few years ago.
Santa Barbara CA
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 5:51 PM
Subject: NANFA-L-- Seinerama 2
> ive almost reached the deadline for seinerama 2.
> i have only recieved 2 attendie's $50 deposits ( which will be returned if
> the gathering is canceled ). bob sinclair, who is willing to drive all
> the way
> from california and ed scott, a tva fisheries biologist and sculp ka bob
> i needed 5 attendies to make it work w/ the expenses of the pot point
> on the tennessee river and have told the owners ( tn river gorge trust )
> would confirm the reservation by june 1... which is just a few days away.
> might could stretch it another week but i have to recieve deposits to
> 2 members of the tn aquarium have offered their assistance, matt hamilton
> and carol farmer for a behind the scenes tour.
> the new issue of american currents has only yielded one phone call.
> i suspect this opportunity will be canceled as martin's fish camp was and
> perhaps bruce's sipsey camp.
> the lack of interest does not warrant the time and effort for me to
> such gatherings in the future.
> 1 more week, if no committments, i will cancel it.
> Here is my July offering for Tennessee... Seinerama 2
> The Pot Point House, located on the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, is
> owned by the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. They have it available for a 3
> Weekend; Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on July 6, 7 & 8. It's a
> modernized, log house in a beautiful, rustic setting and hosts a scenic
> overview of the river. The field activities will be similiar to the first
> i hosted back in April of 2002 with an extra day and 2 nights thrown in.
> Fall 2002 issue of American Currents featured a report of it written by
> Ellis and myself, or here it is online with color pics...
> Thursday will be our arrival day / afternoon and settling in to the house.
> Friday, our first full day, will be spent exploring the Tennessee River
> the Sequatchie River below Ketner's Mill and several sites along the
> Sequatchie River including some spring runs and a cave.
> Options for Saturday and Sunday could be the urban streams of Chattanooga
> snorkeling and sampling the Conasauga and / or the Hiwassee River which
> about an hour away.
> Potential rainy days can be spent-in-the house relaxing or a trip to the
> Tennessee Aquarium, but rain should not be much of a concern in July. In
> fact it
> will make seining easier and snorkeling much more comfortable.
> We will try to stop-in-the Keener's Sequatchie Valley Farm again for free
> range chicken double yolked eggs and Shitake mushrooms for our Saturday
> Cost for the 3 days and nights will be 100 bucks. This will cover the Pot
> House rental and i will stock plenty of provisions, drinks and road
> Any monies left over after expenses will be provided to NANFA. I could
> get Connie to cook another evening meal for us IF we promise to be on
> time... this time... as opposed to last time! I also might be able to talk
> Tennesse Aquarium into some passes or better yet a behind the scenes
> evening tour.
> The Pot House has 2 big bunk rooms with single beds. Logistics will limit
> to 10 people and need 5 to make it work financially. Let me know if your
> interested. This invite will also be published in the Spring American
> so better get your name in the hat before it hits the newsstands! To sign
> send $50 to Casper Cox, 1200 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.
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