Sunday, November 25, 2018

Nightfall at the Gallipolis locks

On the way up the river today, running late for a delivery to a family member, I went through Glenwood, W.Va., and saw three boats upbound, all heading for the Gallipolis Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. I figured with luck I would see one or two at the locks on the way back down. Which I did, just as night was falling.

The A.B. York was about to leave the locks, and I saw the Catlettsburg waiting.

Downriver, between the thriving metropolises of Bladen, Ohio, and Apple Grove, W.Va., the West Virginia was out in the channel waiting its turn.

Then it was time for the Catlettsburg to enter the lock.

One regret: The Steven J. Mason was out there, but I didn't get to see it. At least Jeff Cumptan did. He posted  photos on the Facebook page Ohio & Kanawha River Photography if you would like to see them.

The Ohio River at night

I gotta remember to carry a tripod so I don't have to do these night shots handheld.