Saturday, October 9, 2010

How does he do it?

I see something like this every now and then on the Ohio River, and I ask myself, how does he do it?

From this angle, it looks like the top of the barge is at or above the pilot's eye level. So does he steer by radar? Does he keep one eye on the radar screen and the other on that big gray thing in front of him? Is there some other device or method he uses to navigate? He must have a terrible blind spot, and there were several recreational craft out on the river today.

Just wondering.