Saturday, August 13, 2011

Two boats

There are few boats that can get Adam and me to stop the car and run to get a good look or a good picture. This is one of them. It's the Ronald E. Wagenblast of Marquette Transportation, formerly the John Ladd Dean of the Ohio River Co.

We saw the Wagenblast as we approached Point Pleasant from the south on State Route 2. We thought it was a Viking. As we parked at Tu-Endie-Wei Park to go to the Point Pleasant River Museum, Adam caught the red and the shape of the pilothouse roof and recognized it as the Wagenblast. We were a few minutes late for our appointment at the museum, but the folks there understood.

And here's the Charlie Melancon as it passes Bradrick, Ohio, and Huntington, W.Va., on a fine comfortable, humidity-free summer evening as the sun dropped ever closer to the horizon, blanketing the area with a rich, warm, golden light.

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