Saturday, March 19, 2011

mv. AEP Future

Adam and I saw AEP's newest towboat today.

Passing Catlettsburg, Ky., with docks of the old Allied Chemical fertilizer plant (I think) at South Point, Ohio, behind it.

Seen from Virginia Point Park in Kenova, W.Va. The barges in the foreground are tied to the bank.

Seen from a residential street a few hours later in Athalia, Ohio.

And a final shot at a spot I found today. This will be a good shooting location in late afternoon when the hills are green again.

To come are photos of the Ocie Clark, the Detroit, the Hoosier State and maybe the Oliver C. Shearer.

Lots of boats today

It must be because the Ohio River is going down instead of up, but we saw a lot of boats today.

We saw the AEP Future at Kenova, W.Va. We also saw the Hoosier State at Point Pleasant, and I got the Detroit at Cheshire. And the Ocie Clark lightboat at Point Pleasant. Adam shot the Oliver C. Shearer through my open car window, and we saw the Lelia C. Shearer (we think) at a distance, but no photo. We saw the D.A. Grimm lightboat running from Henderson up to the dock at about Mile 263; no photo. I saw the Ocie Clark there, too, before I saw it at Point. After weeks of slim pickings, we saw a lot of them today.

Photos coming later.


A 95-year-old man who lived on a boat along or near the Ohio River in Kentucky is missing.