I didn't have my good camera with me, so I had to do this with a smartphone. It looks like the pilot of the working sternwheeler Major wanted to get off the Kanawha River and home yesterday evening. The boat was moving at a good clip, and the sternwheel was kicking up a lot of water.
It reminded me of the book about the Delta Queen by Fred Way. When the boat was brought to the Ohio River in the late 1940s, the sternwheel was covered so it would not spray passengers. Yeah, that cover was removed before the boat was put in service in this part of the country.