Sunday, October 26, 2014

New look for an old boat

An old boat is getting a new look at South Point, Ohio.

This is the M/V Titan as seen waiting above the Gallipolis Locks and Dam in the 1980s.

And this is the boat today as seen at the McGinnis dock this weekend.

My apologies for the quality of this image. I had to shoot it from across the river and a mile away.

Murray bought Consol's river operations when it bought five mines from Consol about a year ago. Along with the new colors scheme, the boat also has a new name -- the Luciana Moore.

The Titan was built by St. Louis Ship in 1953. It's one of the relatively few boats on the river that's older than I am. The distinguishing feature of the remodeled boat is the modern-looking pilothouse, of course. There are several of us who want to get good pictures of it once it's on the river and in service.