The Old Man River Project, a 10-chapter web series about a team of rowers who attempt to row the entire Mississippi, just posted its 9th installment of the documentary on its Vimeo page today.
The team set off from Kingston, Ontario on the 110-day expedition, which would tackle 2,400 miles of the Mississippi, passing some of the great American cities along with some of the country’s most pristine wildernesses, and terminating in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the commentary on the project site, the team faced “fierce stroms, inner struggles, portaging their thousand-pound boat around 10 dams, and coming face to face with some of the most intense industrial development on the planet.”
The mission is in support of a water-based charity in Baton Rouge called The Lower Mississippi River Keeper. Headed up by Brett Rogers, the team documented the entire journey to raise awareness and then would donate the York boat Annie, which cost more than $20,000 and was custom-built by the team, to the charity upon completion of its mission.
Screen Grab via The Old Man River Project Vimeo page.