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At the John Cronan launch to Pawcatuck River on Route 91 in Charlestown RI.
Trip date is May 2013.
John M. Jay Cronan River Access
The launch spot is right below the small dam.
The Boston Kayaker just launched on Pawcatuck River.
Looking back at the launch and dam.
Paddling with the flow on Pawcatuck River.
The Church Street bridge where I had my son wait to take pictures.
The Boston Kayaker paddlilng on Pawcatuck River.
At the downstream side of the bridge.
"No Trespassing" sings at the bridge.
I have to slide my body forward into my kayak and lie down my back to fit under this tree.
I see Wood River coming on the right.
Wood River joining the Pawcatuck River.
Finally I am the confluence of Wood and Pawcatuck Rivers!
The Wood River is entering from my right.
Water is fast here at the confluence of Wood and Pawcatuck rivers.
Turtle on a log.
I am on the last bend to the left and I should see the bridge and hear the dam.
I am hugging the right side very close to the dam.
Happy to be pulled in by the Boston Kayaker's son.
The take out is an informal.
The breached Burrickville Dam just below the take out. I can see it is runnable right now.