The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) is a Department of Defense public affairs entity. So I was a bit surprised when I saw in May a video that detailed how a man named Jason Marshall sailed from Oklahoma to Louisiana. In fact, I had no idea that it was possible to navigate from land-locked Oklahoma into the Gulf of Mexico. But that’s apparently something that you really can do.
DVIDS lists the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the author of the video. And when you watch it you’ll understand why. (I’m not sure what’s up with the sound on the video above—which is via YouTube—but if you click on the DVIDS link you can watch the video there and it has slightly better sound.) So that explain why the DOD released it.
As far as how you can sail from Oklahoma to Louisiana (and beyond), Mr. Marshall succinctly explains how he did it by way of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. It’s a short 2:41 video and all quite fascinating.
So when it comes to unique adventures, sailing from Oklahoma to Louisiana might just be one of the more interesting ones.
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