Friday, March 18, 2011

The (AEP) Future is tomorrow

It looks like Adam and I will be out chasing one of AEP's newest towboats, the AEP Future, tomorrow or Sunday. It's in the Meldahl pool upbound, so it should be in our area this weekend.

We haven't seen the boat yet, so we'll have to shoot it (photographically, of course). These are not good conditions for shooting -- the river is muddy, the trees are bare, the light looks like summer but the landscape looks like winter -- but we'll do it anyway.

A week or two ago, the Ingram towboat Omar, which I haven't seen in maybe 20 years, was close to where I live, but it got here at a time and date that were bad for me, then it turned and headed back downriver. Maybe next time.

Gallipolis, Ohio, in the New York Times

The New York Times parachutes in to Gallipolis, Ohio, and does a story. I'm familiar with the town. This weekend, I'll dissect the story, because it touches on a lot of things that have changed -- some that probably are not familiar to media paratroopers.