Scenic River Photos...Click title or photo for larger image
Cataract Falls in Indiana
There is actually an upper and lower falls on Mill Creek along with some rapids. It is a beautiful area.
Eternal River View on the Ohio River
A fitting title for this photo of a small cemetery overlooking the Ohio River near Brandenburg, Kentucky. A Towboat is making its way upriver.
These rapids are in the gorge below Niagara Falls. Jet boat trips are available and are a thrilling ride on this swift water, along with scenes of natural beauty.
The river begins at Yellowstone National Park and takes on many characteristics as it makes its way to the Missouri River confluence. Much of it still looks the way it did during the Lewis & Clark expedition of 1803-1806.
Even though the cape is a coastal location it is part of intracoastal waterway. Photo by Jerry Hay as he travels the waterway along the east coast. The calm water created a nearly perfect mirror of the sky.
Memphis, Tennessee Bridge
This picture of the bridge crossing from Arkansas to Tennessee at
Memphis was chosen for the cover of the book Beyond the
. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
Merom, Indiana on the Wabash
Beautiful view of the Wabash River from Merom Bluff.
Morning Fog on the Mississippi River
The fog makes and eerie but beautiful scene one morning on the upper Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wisconsin
Ohio River Sunrise
Taken from a cabin one morning by Jerry Hay on a bluff near Golconda, Illinois. This photo was chosen for the cover of the Ohio River Guidebook
Approaching Pittsburgh by water is a beautiful site. Pittsburgh is know as the city of bridges. This is the beginning of the Ohio River with the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers.
Sky on fire along the Mississippi River
Actually the sky was not on fire but that is the way it appeared. It is
the glow from an oil refinery, lighting up the clouds. This was on the
lower Mississippi River near New Orleans.
The Beautiful Wabash River
The view from Jerry Hay's cabin one morning on the Wabash River. Notice that Gilligan Goose is in the foreground, apparently on guard duty.
The Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers join near Lafayette, Indiana. The Wabash is in the foreground. The point of land coming into view from the right is the end of the Tippecanoe River.
Sunset photo taken from the Mississippi Queen while it and other boats are waiting to go into a lock near Guntersville, Alabama.
Wabash River Awakening
Near Tecumseh, Indiana as the fog is moving away on the Wabash River. Notice the great blue heron at the point of the sandbar.
This makes an interesting view of the water falls on a mountain stream
in Colorado. It was taken by Jerry Hay from behind the falls looking out.
Fog Bank on Mississippi River
This was a strange looking fog, running down the middle of the
Mississippi River. One side of the river was clear and the other side
had zero visibility. Taken at sunrise it has some fascinating colors.
Suwanee River in Florida
"Way down upon the Suwanee River"
Vincennes has a beautiful and historic riverfront along the Wabash River.
Winter Wonderland on the Wabash
Blue water and ice makes for beautiful scenery along the Wabash River.
The river tends to run clearer during winter months, due to less algae
in the water.
Sunrise on the West Fork of the White River at Spencer, Indiana. This photo was chosen to use on the cover on the White River Guide Book
Fall Foliage on the Ohio River
Amazing colors on display along the Indiana shore of the Ohio River. Taken from the bow of the Mississippi Queen.
Nice stop-over on Staff Island during canoe trip on the Wabash River a few mile north of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Steamboat's a Comin'
You have to look close to see it but the Mississippi Queen is comining around the bend on the lower Mississippi River Near Donaldsonville, Louisiana
This waterway connects the Tennessee River with the Gulf of Mexico. This was taken by Jerry Hay from the bow of the Delta Queen Steamboat.
Gualala River in California
This is the mouth of the river where it flows into the Pacific Ocean. A long sandbar extends from the shore.
Located at Memphis, this island has a great river museum and other
attractions. In the background is what locals call the "Dolly Parton"
California's Russian River
This beautiful river ends at the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco.
The sandbar is the dividing line between the river and the ocean.
Wabash River at Vincennes, Indiana
The historic Vincennes, Indiana bridge over the Wabash River as seen from a boat. Vincennes has a beautiful riverfront.
Five Finger Rapids on Yukon River
Located on the Yukon River above Dawson City in the Yukon Territory in Canada. This was once a serious hazard for steamboats and still is for powerboats.
Yukon Territory Camping
Jerry Hay finds a beautiful camp in the Yukon Territory. It is paradise! (except for the mosquitoes)
Yukon River Ferry
This scene of the Yukon River on a stormy evening shows the Dawson City Car Ferry crossing the river as we travel upriver.