Monday, March 29, 2010

More on the ghost fleet

The fleet of towboats headed for Pittsburgh for scrap or rebuilds got through the Pike Island Locks and Dam this morning. A Flickr member who goes by the name WillynWV was there to get some photos. You can see them here.

On a related note, I just got off the phone with David Smith, who runs the company that formerly owned the Trojan, one of the boats being taken upriver. He said the boat is structurally sound, and its new owner is thinking about rebuilding it. That would be good news for a boat built in 1923 at Marietta Manufacturing at Point Pleasant WV.

UPDATE: The Flickr member known as wvtowboater has added photos taken when the fleet passed Marietta OH. 

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