Sunday, November 2, 2014

R.I.P. M/V Warren

What's left of the old towboat Warren has been on dry land at the Tri-State Fire Academy and Inland Waterways Academy just outside Huntington, W.Va., for several years. From the looks of things, it has been used to train firefighters in enclosed spaces. today Adam and I drove by there, and the pilothouse has collapsed. Why, I don't know but I will try to ask.

I don't know when the Warren was built, but it was already old- and not-so-good-looking when I got some pictures of it on the water on July 4, 1985, in the lower approach of the Gallipolis Locks and Dam. According to my 1993 Inland River Record, it was owned by G&C Towing of Point Pleasant when it was taken out of service and off the official records in 1991. Such a sad ending.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Warren was the old Ashland I believe the pilot house was removed along with part of the upper deck,I work on the towboat as the Pamela D in "62" one trip only,during miners holiday" then back to ORC!The UMW union did not like for the young deck hands on The Ohio River work on non union boats.Had to make car payments on my 59 Ford,so I worked on my days off sometimes.