Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two boats from the passenger seat

I had a good morning and afternoon out with Adam before we got down to the pleasant chore of grocery shopping.

Among other things, we crossed one bridge in Huntington twice to take advantage of seeing some boats in the area. I drove, and he took the photos.

First, here is the Henry J. Soudelier III (I'm 94.7 percent sure of this) going under the 6th Street bridge at Huntington, W.Va. I like how the bridge is reflected in the water and how you can see the East End bridge in the background. The official name of the bridge is the Robert C. Byrd Bridge, in honor of the senior senator and the person to serve the most years in the U.S. Senate.

Here's the mv. Indiana at the barge fleeting area right below the West 17th Street bridge, officially known as the Nick J. Rahall II Bridge.

Rahall has been the member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing this area since 1977. The other U.S. senator representing Huntington, Jay Rockefeller, has not yet seen fit  to have his name added to any structure, agency or whatever in the Huntington area.

And that's the closest thing to a political comment that needs to be made on that subject.