I knew the profile was familiar, even though

I hadn’t noticed this name before.   I don’t keep a notebook with a record of sightings.

It’s the former Irene Frazier, whose  mere  56′ loa pushes a barge called John Blanche that keeps 42 tractor trailers off the roads. See Tony A’s August comment here.

Thanks to Tony and to Larry Fine for his comment on Coral Queen that prompted this post.

Here’s a poster from the Dossin museum in Detroit comparing shipment by water, rail, and road.  Here’s a recent NPR story drawing on this comparison.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.