Lauren Donovan on Nearly Drowning at Lock 11 [Video]

Yesterday, I interviewed Lauren Donovan, who kayaked the length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans. We met her as we were moored at the public dock in Hastings, MN. She paddled up the river with a friend in a Walmart inflatable raft.

Here she talks about nearly drowning in Lock 11 near Dubuque, Iowa.

The long form of this interview will be part of the Secret History archive.

2 comments for “Lauren Donovan on Nearly Drowning at Lock 11 [Video]

  1. Your great Uncle Chuck
    August 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    You are one lucky girl
    I’m so glad you knew what to do and you did it.
    Fast water in a large river is extremely dangerous.
    Your great, great uncle Fred taught me & Helen. How to recovers tipped canoe in thr St. Frolic River
    It did come useful once upon a time I had to rescue 2 Chinese exchange students on very windy lake. They were scared and did not inderstand English very good

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