Sunday, February 13, 2011

That 80s archive

These are a couple of photos I found the other night and scanned today. They were in an envelope labeled "Early Spring 1988." Judging from the lack of leaves on the trees, I would put them at late March or early to mid-April, and probably on a Sunday afternoon.

First is this pic of a salvage operation of some sort at the Gallipolis Locks and Dam. I probably took this from the end of the old Dam 26 road above the mouth of Teens Run. I knew at the time what was being salvaged, but I've forgotten it since.

I don't remember the name of the M/G boat entering the locks at the far left of the picture or the smaller boat to the right of it.

Here is one taken down the road closer to the dam itself. I don't know what the name of the boat on the right of the picture is. Adam noticed a turtleneck boat visible behind the crane. It's so far away that I can't come close to an identification of it.

I have a couple more that I'll post tomorrow or Tuesday, depending on how tomorrow goes.


Anonymous said...

the first photo shows the andrew j and the j page hayden the other photo looks to be the interstate i think the are recovering steel coils from two sunken barges from the bill mccormick

ohio981 said...


Ben Duvall said...

I agree, That is the J. Page Hayden entering the chamber. The second photo is of the Interstate. This had to be after the passing of Capt. Frank Valentine. I believe G & C operated the Interstate for a while after it and the Innisbrook (now the Connie Mays) were sold.

ohio981 said...

I have several photos of the J. Page Hayden from that era, but I didn't know if M/G had any other boats of that design.

ohio981 said...

And because of their color scheme, it wasn't easy to ID M/G boats from a distance.

Ben Duvall said...

The Innisbrook is now the Carrie Mays not the Connie Mays, which is now the Connie K. Both were operated by Mays Towing and are now operated by CTC (Campbell Barge Line). Sorry for the mistake.