Sunday, September 20, 2009


I think that's what it's called when one boat takes another downriver like this. If I'm wrong, someone tell me, please.

Adam and I saw the Linda Reed was in the area. Crounse put the boat into service earlier this year, and we have yet to get the photo of it that we want. We saw it right below Gallipolis, but it had the Nancy Sturgis on its hip (did I get the jargon right again?). This is at least the third time this year Adam and I have seen one Crounse boat with another one at its side like this.

It reminded me of how I used to see Ohio Barge Line boats do this.

As we were about to leave this spot, I noticed I could see the boats in my outside mirror, so I grabbed a shot.

R. Clayton McWhorter, again

I wanted to shoot a Dravo Viking boat from this spot from this angle, but the sun was not where I wanted. It was too early in the day. But Ingram doesn't ask me where I want their boats at a certain time of day, so I make do with what I can get.

I've always liked the Viking line of boats from the 1970s and 1980s. I don't know if they handle better or are more comfortable than other boats of that era, but I like the way they look. The Ingram paint scheme goes with them well.