Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Leftovers, Part 2: mv. Paula Ruble

Adam's 11th birthday was Oct. 21. As part of that celebration, we went downriver to find the Crounse Corp. towboat Paula Ruble. We'd seen the Ruble a few times before. The first time was on Jan. 3, a day of bitter cold. The air temperature that day must have been in the low teens or lower, with a nasty wind chill. We chased the boat along 20 miles of river, and the boat was moving kind of slow. In other words, we stood on the river bank a lot. Because he dressed as warmly as I told him to, he ended up wearing my knit cap and my gloves.

Here's the Ruble on Oct. 21 right after she has gone under the U.S. Grant Bridge at Portsmouth, Ohio.

And here it is about to go under the Carl D. Perkins Memorial Bridge just below town.

And here's a closeup from that same photo.

On another subject, I see that the new towboat AEP Legacy is on the move in my area. But I have to go an hour and a half to the east for an interview this morning, so I don't know if I'll be able to catch it in daylight. But I'll try. With Adam's help,  of course.

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