For decades, a famous stop (mile 158.4, right descending bank) for Loopers on the Mississippi River; Hoppies has been a family-owned “last place” to take on fuel before a few days on the hook before Paducah KY.

“Deb” like her parents before her, gives a nightly “Briefing” with local guidance and river conditions. (By her own admission, lots of Deb’s intel is second-hand. But she generously shares info that she has for the safe passage of all customers.)

Strong cleats are not a problem here.

Doubling up / rafting is common here if “OK” with the captain who tied up first with advanced reservations.

With few options for many miles, it is a nice thing to do if asked by late/comers.

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