Wednesday, October 28, 2009

mv. Tri-State in the rain

I was going through some photos I shot this past summer and found this one. It's the mv. Tri-State of Marathon Petroleum heading upriver under the Silver Memorial Bridge in the rain on July 29. My 15-year-old son, Joey, held an umbrella over me so I could shoot the boat as it passed by Tu-Endie-Wie park in Point Pleasant WV.

Shooting in the rain gave an overall gray cast to the photo and blurred some of the fine details, but I didn't mind. I liked it anyway because of the rain-induced imperfections. The mood fits me some days, you know?

I'm thinking about a series on my 10 favorite towboats, and the Tri-State would be on the list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This may surprise you, but I would include the M/V Claude R. as my favorite towboat. I work on her in the canal's of Chicago, in the "60" She was owned by The Ohio River Company then. It was a breeze to work her after working on the boats like the Crane,Long,Benter,Sturgis, they towed 15, the old F.B.Payne would take two loads in and bring 2 out of Chicago. Lot of fogged in time on the canal also!!!. I hope some old deckhand reads this!!