Thursday, May 13, 2010

mv. James R. Morehead

I was stuck in Huntington for a little while today. It seems that while I was town taking care of a couple of routine matters, the brakes on my car decided they didn't want to work the way they should, so I drove v e r y  s l o w l y  to a place that could repair them. So I walked a ways up on the Robert C. Byrd Bridge to see a boat coming up the river.

The boat turned out to the the James R. Morehead of AEP.

I've been on the bridge for lots of boats coming upriver, but it's always interesting when the barges and the boat emerge from under the bridge. The thing I like the best is the sound. You see and hear the lead barges for a minute or two before you see and hear the boat.

I like this photo from high and behind.

And here's a wide view of the boat passing downtown Huntington.