Saturday, March 3, 2012

M/V Nashville Hunter

Thanks to a tip, I had an idea that the newest -- or one of the newest, at least -- boats on the Ohio River would be in range today. Here's the Nashville Hunter upbound at Mile 273. It's identical or nearly so to the Detroit, Marathon and Kentucky of Marathon Petroleum Co.



It looks pretty good with the Hunter Marine colors. I look forward to seeing it again when the trees are green and the water blue.

After shooting this picture, it got me to thinking that I need to do some counting. Of the 279 boats on the Ohio River listed on Vessel Locations this evening, Adam and I have photos of 120 of them, give or take a few.

Now some of the boats I've shot over the years have met their fates in scrapyards -- the original Valvoline comes to mind -- and some are still chugging along in South America. And some have moved to other rivers.

We do pretty good with boats in the Greenup and RCByrd pools, but we're lacking photos of those that tend to stay on either end of the river.

2 comments:

Good Time Chris said...

Nice photo of the Nashville Hunter. I saw it moving on the Ohio on Google Maps APRS and wondered what it looked like and your photo gave me a good look at it.
Thanks for posting it.

Chris in Indiana

Good Time Chris said...

Nice photo of the Nashville Hunter. I saw it moving on the Ohio River on Google Maps APRS and wondered what it looked like. Your photo is what I found when I Googled "boat,Nashville Hunter"
You can see and follow along with lots of boats on the Ohio on APRS.
If you go to http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=i%2F367506940&timerange=3600 you can see it and lots of boats moving on the Ohio.

Thanks for posting the photo.
Chris in NE Indiana