Saturday, January 7, 2012

Up into the Elk

The Elk River in West Virginia empties into the Kanawha River a mile or so below the state capitol in Charleston. Every now and then an AmherstMadison boat known as the Iron Duke delivers a barge of sand or other construction material to a dock a short ways above the mouth of the Elk. This week I was lucky enough to see the Iron Duke turn out of the Kanawha and up the Elk twice.

This first shot was taken Thursday, Jan. 5.

And this was taken Friday, Jan. 6. It's the load of sand being delivered that day.