Mississippi River conquered!


Trio arrives in Gulf of Mexico

By Melanie Speicher - mspeicher@sidneydailynews.com



Alex Ross contemplates the end of the journey, which began May 20 in Minnesota and finished Monday evening in the Gulf of Mexico.


GULF OF MEXICO — After a journey of 2,340 miles (give or take a few miles), three tired adventurers from Ohio reached their goal Monday evening.

Forrest Schoessow, 25, of Sidney, Shea Selsor, 25, of Piqua, and Alex Ross, 26, of Sidney/New Orleans, paddled the final 93 miles of their trip down the Mississippi River Sunday and Monday. They had arrived in New Orleans Saturday to the cheers of their families and friends. They departed New Orleans Sunday, with their families following in vehicles, to reach their goal.

“We just got into the Gulf,” reported Ross Monday night around 7:30 p.m. “We’ve put all our stuff into the truck and are heading back to New Orleans.”

Their adventure began May 20 in Bemidji, Minnesota, and ended July 27 in the Gulf of Mexico.

The final story about their trip will be published in the Monday, Aug. 3, newspaper.

Alex Ross contemplates the end of the journey, which began May 20 in Minnesota and finished Monday evening in the Gulf of Mexico.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2015/07/web1_THEGULF.jpegAlex Ross contemplates the end of the journey, which began May 20 in Minnesota and finished Monday evening in the Gulf of Mexico.
Trio arrives in Gulf of Mexico

By Melanie Speicher

mspeicher@sidneydailynews.com