Late this afternoon I saw the new AEP towboat Mountain State below the Gallipolis locks. Because of its location, and the fact it looked like it was tied to the shore and not going anywhere, there was no good angle to get a shot. This was the best I managed without trespassing on private property.
The other new AEP boats I've photographed in the past year:
The Chuck Zebula, taken at Clipper Mills OH.
The Buckeye State, taken shortly after sundown at the Gallipolis locks.
And the AEP Mariner at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington WV during the open house at Maritime Days.
Pay no attention to the old guy on the right.
UPDATE: According to the Web site shipbuildinghistory.com, AEP took delivery of the boats on or about the following dates (the Chuck Zebula may be off, as the site lists the builder, Quality Shipyards, as having taken delivery):
AEP Mariner, Feb. 1, 2008
Chuck Zebula, May 29, 2008
Buckeye State, Oct. 29., 2008
Mountain State, May 9, 2009.
All four boats are listed as 6,000 hp.