I got to digging into my deep Ohio River archives today for the first time in a long time. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I found some other treasures from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. Among them were photos of:
Deckhands on the mv. Nancy Sturgis locking through Gallipolis.
The mv. Tri-State right below the Gallipolis locks.
The L. Fiore locking through Racine.
The J.S. Lewis locking through Gallipolis.
A VW Beetle that had been converted into a pickup truck.
As time and money allow, I'll post a couple of these.
UPDATE: And I just found negatives of photos I took of the mv. Jefferson burning on the Kanawha River in December 1977.