Monday, May 24, 2010

A renamed barge

Here's something I didn't expect to see, because it's something I never really thought about.

This is an AEP barge that was tied up at Virginia Point Park at Kenova, W.Va., on Sunday afternoon. The old "M/G" had to refer to M/G Transport Services, one of those long-gone towing companies on the Ohio River, like Union Mechling and G&C Towing. I remember M/G for having the white boats with dark blue pilothouses, and sometimes with nameboards that were almost impossible to read from shore without binoculars.

But I have lots of pictures of those boats anyway.

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