Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More on the Buckeye State

I was thinking a little while ago about the christening of the Buckeye State in Cincinnati this evening. I've taken a lot of pictures of that boat the past few years. Here's one.

The first two times I saw the Buckeye State, I was across the river and thought that it was the AEP Mariner or the Chuck Zebula. Here is a link to an earlier blog post where I talked about that.

And here is a photo I took of it on May 22, 2009. It was the evening I had lost my job of 30 years, nine months and one day (but who's counting?) and I made a short trip to my home area for some alone time. This was taken from the Ohio side of the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. Again, I thought it was the Mariner or the Zebula until I got home and downloaded the photos and zoomed in.

And I'll probably get more of the boat until I either leave this area or until the day far in the future when it's sold to South America.

M/V Buckeye State et al

I've been told AEP will have a christening ceremony for the M/V Buckeye State in Cincinnati this evening. The ceremony should conclude at about the time of the summer solstice, by coincidence. These things are usually invitation-only affairs, and Adam and I weren't invited, but I have to work anyway.

But to all I know who will be there, have a good time.

And I hear a couple of Ingram towboats are changing ownership this week, too. More on that when I see the boats with their new stack logos.