Friday, October 29, 2010

2003 archives: Middle Island at St. Marys, W.Va.

This has been a disappointing week photographically along my stretch of the Ohio River. When there was something interesting to shoot, my camera's settings were messed up (how could that ever happen?). After I straightened out my camera, there was little if anything to shoot, at least when I was near the river.

So here's something from July 2003. I took my daughter, Hannah, then 11, to Wheeling on a day trip. We stopped at this park on the way back down the river. I'm not certain, but I think this is on Middle Island at St. Marys, W.Va.

To get to the island, you take the only section left from the old bridge that once spanned the Ohio. The bridge was replaced and dismantled because it was of the same design as the ill-fated Silver Bridge.

The island is the kind of place that if I lived near St. Marys, I'd probably spend a lot of time there.