Saturday, April 28, 2018

M/V Capt. Gerald Boggs

Seen this morning downbound on the Ohio passing old Lock and Dam 27 in the background.

This boat was built 1977 by St. Louis Ship. AEP bought several new boats from St. Louis Ship and from Dravo when it expected to haul a lot of western coal on the Ohio via a rail-to-barge dock at Metropolis. Those plans didn't work out, and for a while the yard at Lakin had several new boats tied up idle at any one time.

The Boggs started life as the Edwin A. Lewis. Its name was changed in 2006

The boat is 138 feet long and 44 feet wide. Its two engines generate 5,600 horsepower.