One day a friend and I decided to go fishing. We launched the boat above the Newburgh Lock and Dam, about 15 miles upriver from Evansville. We had made an anchor out of two bricks and a coat hanger. The river was high and flowing pretty fast. We dropped the anchor and tied it off the bow. However, when we tried to pull up the anchor, we discovered it was stuck to the bottom. I did not want to cut the anchor rope, so I decided to try to start the engine and head upstream, and then tie the rope off the stern. With the anchor stuck, the boat did not actually move upstream. In the blink of an eye, the current carried the boat downstream until the anchor stopped it. Then the current pulled the stern underwater, swamping us. Fortunately, the extra stress on the anchor line dislodged the anchor. Due to the foam my father had helped me install, the boat returned to the surface and then started floating downstream.