Friday, December 23, 2011

2009 archives, part 6

Wrapping up this trip down Memory Creek with a few more pictures ...

Point Pleasant, W.Va., on New Year's Day. The two power plants are five to ten miles from the shooting spot.

The M/V George King. When Adam saw this boat, something clicked in his brain and he decided he liked towboats and wanted to learn more about them, just as he did about school buses.

The Jincy pushing and the Jean Akin deadheading southbound at the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam.

And finally, this. I can't remember where I saw it. But it must have been attached to a few things in its lifetime.

Got boats?

One more day of work, and then I have most (but not all) of next week off. Most of that time will be spent at home, doing exciting stuff like cleaning and getting some car repairs taken care of. But with a few days free, the wife might spring me to do some towboat chasing.

If you're on a boat passing through or near the Huntington area -- one that I could use a good photo of, which is most of them -- feel free to drop me a line in the comment section of any blog entry on here. I'll be checking them several times a day.

And if you see a guy in an odd place along the river stretching or bending in unusual ways trying to get a photo, it's probably me. If there's a skinny kid with him -- one who looks like he's going through another growth spurt -- it's Adam. Someone told me that Adam and I have a reputation along this part of the river. But that's okay with us.

May the dispatchers look upon us favorably.

2009 archives, part 5

From November 2009, here's the M/V Leonard L. Whittington passing Huntington with 15 coal loads, all lit up in crimson by the setting sun.

Around noon, one more 2009 archive post coming.