Friday, February 17, 2012

A ceremony and a towboat

Here are a few photos from Sunday's dedication of the O. Nelson Jones pilot simulator at the Point Pleasant River Museum and the open house of the towboat of the same name.

Here are people gathered for the ceremony.

Among the speakers was Charles Jones, CEO of Amherst Madison and father of the late O. Nelson Jones.

Here's the upgraded simulator.

Jones stands outside the simulator, next to the door bearing his son's name.

Jones with Jack Fowler, executive director of the River Museum.

Over at the riverfront park, the M/V O. Nelson Jones accepted visitors.

Another angle.

The stack logo.

 Here's the lounge on the second deck. If you look closely in the center, at the ceiling, you can see where you walk through a door and up 17 steps to the pilothouse.

And here's Charles Jones talking with the boat's captain.

Sorry to have been away so long. It's been a combination of the demands of work, the needs of family and fewer hours in the day. Time to catch up on some Ohio River news:

Here's something different. Ohio still plans to bring down the Fort Steuben Bridge at 7:15 a.m.Tuesday. But instead of bringing down the whole bridge, the Ohio tower and approach will be left in place for an observation platform. That will be interesting and different.


OSHA is ready to levy some fines against Jeffboat's yard at Jeffersonville, Ind., after three fatalities there in recent months.


Covington, Ky., is considering three proposals to develop its riverfront.


Needed infrastructure project or black hole? That's the question about the overdue, over-budget Olmstead Locks and Dam on the lower river.