Monday, August 20, 2012

Sternwheeler on the Kanawha

Today on the way in to work, I saw a small boat coming down the Kanawha River. It turned out to be a sternwheeler called the Laura J pushing a barge. When he saw the pictures later, Adam asked if I got a good look at the barge, as it has towing knees on the front. He wondered if the barge had been the hull of a towboat at one time. I said I had no idea.

Here are some of the picture I got with a phone camera.

The towboat passing the Laura J is the Escatawpa, by the way.


The Mississippi River is closed at Greenville, Miss., because of low water.