The event includes a six-mile paddle down the Oostanaula River, followed by tours of Chieftain’s and a catered dinner at the former home of Major Ridge. Tickets for the event are now available for $75 or $130 per couple and include canoe or kayak rental, dinner, beer, wine and refreshments and a chance to win a new kayak which will be raffled off at the event.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.coosa.org/events/oostanaula-odyssey or by calling CRBI at 706-232-2724.
“Rome’s rivers are rich in history and no where is that more evident that at Chieftain’s,” said Joe Cook, CRBI Executive Director & Riverkeeper. “This is an event for lovers of our rivers and our history.”
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is a National Historic Landmark and a designated site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. In addition to exploring this historic site, paddlers on the Oostanaula will have the opportunity to view a Native American fish weir, a rock dam that was built 500-1000 years ago for the purposes of capturing fish.
The paddle begins at 1:00 p.m. with tours and dinner to follow beginning at 5 p.m. The dinner will feature seafood gumbo, muffaletta sandwiches, hot corn dip with scoops, Georgia cornbread salad, bread pudding with bourbon sauce and key lime pie.
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