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I’d just consider most of the barge-handlers in the Mississippi watershed to be towboats.   Enjoy this smattering beginning with Jerry Deal (1971) .

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Ace G (1980) ,

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Ronnie Tucker (1976) ,

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Shirley Franklin  and Connell Smith  (both 1978) ,

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Stephen L. Colby (1967),

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American Pillar (1976),

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Nellie (1962) and Katherine Berry (2007),

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Katherine Berry again and Issaquena (1966),

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Stephen Foster (1948) and Captain Val (1965),

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Charlie G. (1962),

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Spirit, Piasa, (both 1958) and William K. Powell  (??).  Also note White Cloud, a government boat of the St Louis Fire Department in the foreground.

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Pioneer  (1981??),

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Miss Illinois (1998),

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and finally Capt. John H. Lozier, which used to be known as

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Southland (1951).      Just take aoff the faux-sidewheels.    Foto below was taken in September 1967 in Louisville, KY.

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And I’ll end with a mystery question.  What is anything you can determine about these two vessels?  The smaller one is circled for a reason.

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Thanks to DanOwen of Boat Photo Museum for use of the Southland foto.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

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