Sunday, April 24, 2011

311 fleet

This is a little blurry, but it catches what happens at the 311 fleet at Huntington. The linehaul boat is the Lee Synnott. The smaller ones are the Stephen T and the Michael D, but don't ask me which is which.

Adam shot this as I drove over the Wet 17th Street bridge as darkness was setting in. It's a two-lane bridge that connects two four-lane highways, so you might imagine the traffic can be rough for someone trying to get a shot of anything on the river. There's no sidewalk and practically to room for walking. So about the best you can do is have someone shoot while you drive.

I'm guessing the Synnott has dropped off some empty coal barges and is picking up some loads to deliver to a power plant somewhere. The smaller boats shuttle empties and loads in and out of the Big Sandy River, about seven miles downstream.

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