On April 1, 2013, we published an article titled New Alcohol Law Targets Floaters which basically said the Missouri Department of Rivers & Streams (which I made up) had passed a law banning mixed drinks from the rivers. This article was simply an April Fools prank (and most were smart enough to get that) – yet it riled the feathers of many – from the ‘river purists’ to the party floaters. Nonetheless, it was simply an April Fools joke and nothing more.
As the folks at Riverside Canoe in Caulfield, MO pointed out, there is a lot of misinformation out there about what drinks are allowed, what things you can and can’t take on the river, etc. I agree, there is. And while we never meant to increase the amount of misinformation, it happened. As the owner of FloatMissouri, I would be remiss if I didn’t help fix that problem, which is what I’m going to do.
Over the next few weeks, we will be gathering questions from readers and fans such as yourself. We will then address each of these questions and get answers from those in the know – and we’ll create a set of pages on our website that answer all of these questions for you and all future floaters.
So let us have it – what question related to what you can and can’t do on the river do you need answered?