Monday, February 23, 2015

Catlettsburg, Ky. 2/22/15

There were a lot of ice chunks on the Ohio River here in the Huntington area yesterday. It looked like the river was flushing out a lot of ice that came from up north, as the temperature had been above freezing in daylight hours for a couple of days. But it's supposed to drop back down around zero a couple of nights this week, so we might get some more ice then.

I had to go out yesterday, so I swung by Catlettsburg harbor to see what was there. As usual for a Sunday, there was not a lot of activity, but I did get three interesting pictures.

First, a Marathon boat makes its way through the ice floes that come in waves. You have ice, then clear water. Then ice, then clear water. I'm not sure, but that might be the M/V MAP Runner.

Second, a couple of Ingram boats tied up across the river at McGinnis Inc. at South Point, Ohio. That's the Bill Berry in front. I'm pretty sure the Daniel T. Martin (formerly Jackson H. Randolph and James C. Justice) is behind it.

And third, a Crounse barge. I liked the reflection in the still water, the ice in the background and the fact we had a barge in a nice spot.

I'm looking forward to this week's temperatures about as much as I am to some overdue dental work, but that's the hand we've been dealt herein the Ohio Valley this winter. At least it's better than what we had last year.