Thursday, July 7, 2011

Four news items

My day job requires me to edit and sometimes write news articles on the topic of hydraulic fracturing and drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale. This morning is the first time I've read about water being drawn from the Ohio River for use in fracking. It's 6:15 a.m. and I need to get ready for the work day. Perhaps more thoughts on that this evening when I get home.


From the tributaries: It looks like the end has come for a lockhouse at one of the old locks and dams on the Muskingum River.


From the Ohio River to Russia: Some power plant turbines are making a long trip soon.


And work on converting the old Big Four railroad bridge at Louisville got its ceremonial start yesterday.

American Queen to sail again? (Updated)

Could the American Queen be cruising again on the Ohio River in 2012 or 2013? Maybe.

And maybe the Delta Queen, too, eventually.

A tip of the hat to Mark Kincaid. Thanks.

Yeah, the article is from April, but I just found it. Here's something from last week about Memphis perhaps being a home port for the AQ.

Here's more.