Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A couple of things

About ten years ago, someone decided to recover a rock from the middle of the Ohio River. The rock had some historical interest, but it had been under several feet of water since the Greenup Locks and Dam raised its pool, and probably Lock and Dam 31 before that.

The recovery set off a dispute between Kentucky and Ohio over who owns the rock. At one point, Kentucky insisted the rock be returned to the river.

Now a documentary on the famous -- or infamous -- Indian Head Rock has been produced.

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Another old boat has made its final voyage under its own power. The Fred Way, built by Dravo in 1945, was towed from Henderson WV to the Neale fleet at Vienna WV recently, where it will be used as a landing boat.

It was one of the more distinctive boats on the Ohio. I don't know about anyone else, but I'll miss it.