Travel To Iowa

Travel to Iowa

STEPHENS STATE FOREST

This state forest consists of six separate units in south-central Iowa. Included are areas of oak-hickory forest and some prairie, with two ponds and several creeks. White-tailed deer, coyote, and fox are among the wildlife.

Activities: There's a small network of trails in the forest for hiking and backpacking. Cross-country skiing is possible during winter.

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Fishing is also available. Hunting is permitted in season.

Cam ping Regulations: Camping is restricted to several designated areas for backpackers along.

Trails in the western part of the 3,256-acre Whitebrest Unit. No fee is necessary.

For Further Information: Stephens State Forest, RR 3, Chariton, IA 50049; (515)774-4559.

At about 1130 hrs on 17 October 1943, the Assuan left the loading berth at Lambton and Hetton Staiths at Sunderland for passage to Stromness with a cargo of coal and coke. The cargo included 426 tons and 10 cwt of Lambton house coal and 53 tons and 17 cwt of Lambton large coke nuts. 283. 9 tons of coal were stowed in no. 2 hold, 142. 6 tons of coal were stowed in no. 1 hold, forward partly on top of the coke, which was stowed at the after end of no. 1 hold. The coke was improperly loaded underneath the coal and she sailed with a 5-6° list to port, with a considerable amount of water in one of the ballast tanks. As the vessel proceeded out to sea she had the wind, a fresh to strong breeze, about abeam on the starboard side.

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