(Reminder: All photos are copyrighted by me, Jim Ross, and may not be used without my permission.)
Here's the Delta Queen approaching Gallipolis, Ohio, from downriver.
And here is a former towboat used as a restaurant on the Ironton, Ohio, riverfront in the 1980s.
I can't remember its name as a working boat. I want to think it had been owned by G & C Towing, but don't hold me to that. The restaurant was in business for a while, but as many restaurants do, it eventually went out of business. I have no idea what happened to the boat.
And here is a boat close to my heart.
One of my first river memories is seeing the Kathy R as a sternwheeler, and again later as a propeller-driver boat. Here is the boat in its later years as the C.T. Jones, and I think this was taken at the Greenup Locks and Dam. I took as many photos of the C.T. Jones as I could in the 1980s. The last I heard, the boat may have burned, with its hull being salvaged and used as a barge, but again, please don't hold me to that.