I’d just consider most of the barge-handlers in the Mississippi watershed to be towboats. Enjoy this smattering beginning with Jerry Deal (1971) .
Ace G (1980) ,
Ronnie Tucker (1976) ,
Shirley Franklin and Connell Smith (both 1978) ,
Stephen L. Colby (1967),
American Pillar (1976),
Nellie (1962) and Katherine Berry (2007),
Katherine Berry again and Issaquena (1966),
Stephen Foster (1948) and Captain Val (1965),
Charlie G. (1962),
Spirit, Piasa, (both 1958) and William K. Powell (??). Also note White Cloud, a government boat of the St Louis Fire Department in the foreground.
Miss Illinois (1998),
and finally Capt. John H. Lozier, which used to be known as
Southland (1951). Just take aoff the faux-sidewheels. Foto below was taken in September 1967 in Louisville, KY.
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.
Thanks to DanOwen of Boat Photo Museum for use of the Southland foto. All others by Will Van Dorp.