Monday, May 30, 2011

A day along the river

1. The R.L. Carter Jr. passes Huntington. I think that's the Sunflower off in the distance.

I can't remember seeing graffiti on a barge before. I wonder who Jason is or was.

A closer look at the R.L. Carter Jr.

Raking hay in Gallia County, Ohio.

The Orleanian above the Gallipolis ice piers.

Enjoying the river at Tu-Endie-Wie Park at Point Pleasant.

A good squirrel photo needs the D.A. Grimm in the background.

And baling hay.

Another 1980s picture

This is the Kay H when it was owned by G&C Towing. Photo taken below Point Pleasant, W.Va. sometime in the 1980s.

I don't know whose idea it was paint this boat red. I've read that few airplanes are painted red because of te color's heat-retention properties, but I don't know if that's a problem with boats.

Two more hydro projects proposed

Symbiotics LLC has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build hydroelectric generating stations at the Newburgh and J.T. Myers locks and dams. More here.

Black and white, part 8

Last August, the LST-325, a troop and tank carrier that crossed the English Channel to participate in the D-Day invasion, traveled up the Ohio River past Ironton, Ohio, to Pittsburgh and other places for public tours. Here are two of the photos Adam and I got of the ship on its trip.

Black and white may look more like the period, but I like the original color versions better.