Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Boston Globe visits Gallipolis Locks and Dam

 Four days ago, the Boston Globe ran a story written by a reporter who went fishing with a Gallipolis, Ohio, resident at the Gallipolis Locks and Dam. It's behind a paywall, so I paid $1 for six months of access and (probably) all kinds of spam to come.

The thing that interests me about the story is that it gives no reason for being in the paper or online. I don't know why the Boston newspaper had someone at Eureka, Ohio (known locally as Chambersburg), to do that story.

As a crooked politician once said, any publicity is good publicity. Just get your name in the paper.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

M/V Amber Brittany upbound ...

 ... on a blustery November day that threatened rain but didn't deliver.

Here it's pushing a full tow of empty coal barges past the remains of a partially dismantled coal dock that was taken out of service about 40 years ago.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

American Duchess in the fog and under a bridge

 Not under the bridge yet, but it was about to be.

This was taken Wednesday morning before the boat's stop here in Huntington WV.

Friday, October 28, 2022

M/V Amherst at dusk

The sun had just set behind me, and the last bit of direct light was gone from the hills in front of me as the M/V Amherst of Amherst Madison passed by me this evening.

It was still a good view, right?

I also got photos of the Linda Taylor and the Sally Whalen this eveing. If anyone asks, I will post one or both.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

A good photo gone bad

Today I was able to see two guys on a tow work with ropes (lines or whatever the people on boats want me to call them). I got several photos, one of which I thought was really good ... until I noticed one guy wasn't wearing gloves.

I don't know what the safety requirements for this particular company are, but I have a general policy here that I don't do things that get people fired just so I can show off a nice picture.

If gloves aren't required, let me know. But most people I've seen on boat wear gloves when they're out on the barges.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Two Crounse boats at Catlettsburg

 It looks like the M/V Janis R. Brewer was pushing and the M/V Linda Reed was deadheading, but ...

... appearances can be deceiving, particularly with maybe 20 barges in their tow and Greenup a few hours ahead of them.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

A boat, a crew, a flag

 This was in my backlog of photos I've taken in the past week or so.

The MAP Runner is entering the Big Sandy River.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022