Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dirty Ohio

I don't know how many of you saw this, but last week a group published a report saying the Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. Considering the industries along the Ohio and it's tributaries, my first reaction was, "Well duh." We've come a long way in cleaning up the Ohio, and there's still a long way to go.

Beyond that, I'll have to think some more.

Steel boats

I found this one last night while looking through package of old family photos. These boats have Ingram logos on the stacks, but they appear to retain their old Ohio Barge Line names. One has a long word for the second part of its name, while the other has "Steel" over the second word.

According to my Inland River Record from about that time, there were several Steel boats: Challenger, City, Clipper, Courier, Explorer, Express, Forwarder, Leader, Patriot, Pioneer, Ranger, Rover and Trader.