Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Good evening at Big Sandy harbor

Last night I got to see a couple of Marathon Petroleum Co. towboats in different angles than I'm used to. First it was the M/V Kentucky, which was pushing a barge loaded with people. To my surprise, it did a 180-degree turn right in front of me.

As the Kentucky was turning, I saw the Marathon coming out of the Big Sandy River pushing an empty barge.

I might put up more pictures later in the week. Some of the ones I got were so good, I need to take my time editing, cropping and fine-tuning them before I post them here.

Reminder: All photos on this blog are copyrighted by me, Jim Ross, and are not to be downloaded, printed or copied without my written permission. All rights reserved.

Kids, don't be really, really stupid with fireworks

Some teenagers up at Pittsburgh had what seemed to be a funny idea. But it's not funny to the people on the barge loaded with professional fireworks when you shoot a a consumer-grade aerial firework in their direction.

I have a word to describe such the people who engage in such youthful antics, but one of my kids reads this, so I won't use it. Actually, there are two words.