Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Queen of the Mississippi returns

She was back in Huntington this evening for an overnight stop.

First, as seen from a hill in Ohio overlooking the city. My thanks to Paul Hart for allowing me access to his property.

Then as seen from the 6th Street bridge.

The boat was the only part of this scene in direct sunlight. Everything else was in the shadow of a cloud.

Perhaps more later. It's late now.

From the archives: The Delta Queen

This morning a former coworker who happened to buy me lunch the other day asked for a favor: a scanned copy of an old photo of a boat that left the Ohio River a few decades ago. I located a copy, although not a really good one, scanned it and forwarded it to him.

In the process, I figured I might as well scan some other photos from the 1970s and 1980s while I had everything hooked up. Several of those pictures were of the Delta Queen, seen here docking at the Gallipolis, Ohio, riverfront sometime in the 1980s.

If the politics can be worked out, the Delta Queen might get back on the river someday. If so, it will be an event that will be documented heavily. People will line banks and drones will be in the air to see the old boat. I already have my shooting spots picked out.