Sunday, August 30, 2020

Tour guide at Greenup


This afternoon I went to the Ohio side of the Greenup Locks and Dam to see if there was anything interesting to photograph. Because of the position of the sun, there wasn't. As I stood at the top of the bank surveying the scene, I met four older people who had arrived in two vehicles, each bearing Missouri license plates.

We talked about the dam, the river, how the power plant was built in France and shipped to New Orleans and then up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. I talked about the bridge that was added to the dam 35 years ago and gave them a brief history of the dam itself. They asked if there was a place on the other side where they could see if boats were locking through the dam. I said there is, but it's been closed to the public since 9/11.

After about 30 minutes they left and I wondered if I should contact Chuck Minsker at the Corps of Engineers in Huntington and bill him for my services as a tour guide. Probably not. Probably not.

Before I left, I got a few photos, but none really good. My first shot was different, though, because I wasn't paying attention to the camera settings when I snapped the shutter.

At home, I was able to play with it to get this.

It's not really salvaged, though. The dam and the electric plant look okay, but the sky and the water definitely don't. Oh well. They both are different, though.