Saturday, December 21, 2019

Video of M/V Nancy Sturgis upbound

I haven't been able to get down to the river much lately — weather, work, family obligations and, today, the flu — so I went looking on my memory cards for something I haven't posted yet, and I found this video of the Nancy Sturgis northbound here at Huntington (America's Best Community, according to Frontier Communications).

A lot of us post stills of towboats, but not many post videos of how they sound. Too bad there's no way to record how they smell. A few years ago I was down at the river when the M/V City of Pittsburgh had a crew change on a foggy morning. The boat was so close to shore I could smell the engine room. I don't know that anyone would want to bottle that scent. Too bad, because it could come in handy. You know, like car dealers spray that new car smell on the interiors of vehicles on their pre-owned lot.

This video is short, but because I live in the country I don't have access to fast upload speeds. This thing took about 50 minutes to upload, which feels like an eternity. This is why my son Adam, when he uploads stuff to his YouTube channel (Project 681), goes to the Marshall University campus and uses their internet so he's not spending hours on the task.

It almost makes me want to enroll at Marshall for one class just so I can claim student status and access their internet.

That's my update for this week. Now I'm going back to bed if you all don't mind.