Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oldest and newest, so close (Updated)

Today I stopped by Catlettsburg KY figuring I'd see the Ohio River's oldest towboat and its newest, and I did.

The W.P. Snyder Jr. was across the river at South Point OH waiting for its new hull.

And the Detroit was at Catlettsburg harbor on its first trip this far up the Ohio River. It's recognizable by the non-square pilothouse. This was as good a view as I could get without actually getting out on the river.

Oh well.

UPDATE: The Daily Independent in Ashland KY has a story and photos this morning about how the Snyder will be repaired. It's worth a read.


Anonymous said...

What towboat is that on drydock in the photo of the Snyder???

ohio981 said...

I don't know. I didn't have my binoculars with me that day. I got out the original image and zoomed in, but I couldn't make out the name on the stern. I can tell you that the roof of the pilothouse is red, and there is a red stripe near the top of the smokestacks. I could not make out the logo on the port stack. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

amazing stuff thanx :)