Tuesday, August 17, 2021

M/V Joe S heading to its new home

This evening after work I went down to the boat ramp at Ironton, Ohio, to see the sternwheeler Joe S (formerly Columbia) tied up to the port side of the M/V Andrew Antrainer. C.R. Neale from up at Vienna, WV, is bringing his new boat home. The 968-mile journey started Aug. 10 down on the Tennessee River under the sternwheeler's own power. A day or so after it got out on the Ohio, it hitched a ride with the Andrew Antrainer.

Here the two boats are as they approach beautiful downtown Ironton ...

... accompanied by a guy on a Sea-Doo who decided to enjoy the Antrainer's prop wash a time or two.

The light wasn't the best this evening, thanks to the light rain.

And here the boats are passing by and heading under the Ironton-Russell bridge.

I was thinking about getting more pictures at South Point, Ohio, as the boats passed the mouth of the Big Sandy River, but that would be a wait of about 90 minutes to two hours in weather that could get worse or could get better, so I went home and had dinner with the family.