Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More on the tug

Someone has sent me information on the tugboat seen on the Ohio River -- now on the Mon -- last week.

The tug is the Mr. Russell. It was pulling and the towboat Tristen was pushing a couple of barges with machinery for USS, which I assume is U.S. Steel, at Clairton, Pa. Both boats will remain on the Mon for another couple of weeks while the barges are unloaded. Then they will head back down the river to Mobile to get another load for Clairton.

Apparently the tug has gotten quite a bit of attention on the Ohio, as we don't see those things up here very often.

And I hear there may have been a tight fit under one bridge that has a clearance at normal pool of only 42.5 feet.