Friday, November 7, 2014

Oops. I missed an anniversary.

Lucky for me, not anything involving my wife. Instead, I was thinking that I needed to get ready to mark the year the Dravo Viking class of towboat turns 40. You know, when it hits middle age.

But I thought, am I talking 1975 or 1974. Then I did a little checking, and I missed it by a year. There were Vikings on the river in 1973. All of which means I need to find a library that has 40-plus-year-old issues of the Waterways Journal so I can track down when the first Viking was launched.

Soon enough the Omar and the Erna E. Honeycutt, which I still think of as the Omega, will reach 35. Maybe I'll remember that one.

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