Saturday, April 14, 2012

An evening at Big Sandy harbor

This evening I was feeling pretty low. No matter how hard I try with a certain something, things don't get better. They only get worse. So I did what I normally do when I need to straighten my head out -- I head for a body of water. This evening I chose the Ohio River. Big mistake. I went to Virginia Point Park at Kenova, and the ACL towboat Mary Ann was there in great position for some pictures. So instead of trying to work through my problem, I spent my time taking a lot of pictures.

This is how it looked from across the Big Sandy River at Catlettsburg, Ky. There were a lot more barges tied up to the bank at Kenova than I'm used to seeing.


Looks like some of that towboat primer gray on the stern there. While I was in Catlettsburg, I saw a lot of empty coal barges tied to the bank. I counted 29, most or all of them Crounse barges. I assume they'll be moved when the coal docks on the lower nine miles of the Big Sandy get busy again Monday.

Back to Kenova. I got a couple of shots of deckhands working on the tow.



And one more before I left. This barge was tied up to the shore. It looks like it's seen better days.


And I never did that thinking on my problem. Oh well. It will be here next week for me to deal with. And the week after that. And the week after that, probably.