We arrived at Pebble Isle Marina in the early afternoon and hiked to the Johnsonville State Historic Park which was ½ mile away. In 1864 Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford attacked and destroyed the Union-held river port depot of Johnsonville. It’s the only record of a naval force being defeated by a cavalry force. Johnsonville ceased to exist in the early forties when it was purchased and flooded by the Tennessee Valley Authority in order to form the Kentucky Lake.
Another gorgeous morning at anchor. Enjoyed coffee and breakfast and left Pisgah Bay early – early afternoon that is. There are so many beautiful bays in which to anchor that we try to choose one that is about 20 to 30 miles away which at our speed is 2-1/2 to 4 hours of boating. Clay Bay was in that time frame and turned out to be perfect. We were the only people there.