Thursday, September 20, 2018

Old photos found

A few days ago I found a box of old photos I had taken in the 1980s. I thought they had been discarded and lost forever.

As I went through them, I was reminded of the many river photos I took in the film era. I have hundreds of photos of boats, bridges, dams, river workers, floods, rocks, trees, weather and such that are related to the Ohio River and its tributaries.

Here is one of my old film-era photos. I think it was taken in early September 1983. It would  have been after the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta, held on the Kanawha River on Labor Day weekend. Those are the Lady Lois of Merdie Boggs and Son and the Virginia, which I think was owned at the time by a man known as Tubby Lewis, heading back home to Catlettsburg, Ky.

Although I cannot make a positive identification on the Ohio River Co. boat in the background,  I think it was the L. Fiore, now known as the O. Nelson Jones, but I could be wrong.

I really need to figure out what I'm going  to do with all these pictures. This is not one of my better archived photos. There are many that are much better than this one, but I found it interesting anyway.