Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Boats, at last

Lately when I've gone down to the river or driven along the river, boats have been a rare sight. Today I had to go up the river, and I saw plenty of boats for a change. There was the Tennessee and the Canton, the Charleston and the Steven J. Mason and a few others I could not see the names of, but which I think were the L.C. Williams and the Transporter (verified by the corps locks records posted online).

I'm working through some photos I got of the Canton, but first, here are a couple of the Tennessee. I saw it facing up to the river bank below the Gallipolis Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. There were guys going up and down the bank carrying suitcases, so I assume there was a crew change underway.

The first picture was taken while I held my 19-month-old granddaughter in my left arm. For once I was glad for autofocus. If not for her, I might have walked down and tried to get some shots from up close. But she was the reason I was up that way in the first place, so it all evens out, I guess.