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Road Fotos 2021 D

I had to leave the Missouri way too early, and will return as soon as possible.  For my last set from the roads of eastern Nebraska, let’s start with friendly boaters zipping downstream.  Barges loaded with Iowa and Nebraska grain head south for the lower Mississippi and export. Note the red floats on either side, […]

Road Fotos 2021 C

My goal was familiarization, not veni vidi vici, or exploration of the 2300+ miles of river crossing parts of seven states, beginning in SW Montana. Barge traffic is possible there now because of the work of the USACE.  More on that in a later post. Here was my top-priority destination:  the current northernmost aka upriver […]

Road Fotos 2021 B

Again . .  greatly abridged . . . it took the two-lane most of the way across Iowa–included a fuel stop in Pella— from the Mississippi to the Missouri, although from Des Moines westward, I did take I-80, where a fleet of windmill parts was parked in a long rest area.    I got back […]

Labor Days Past

Yesterday, Labor Day, I took no photos, except one of a wood sign carving project in progress. It turns out . . .  Labor Day 2020 I took no photos either;  these were sent to me though by Josh Watts, and embarrassingly, I’ve not posted them until now.  Sometimes I get into a groove and […]

Other Peoples Photos 86

Click here for the previous 85 posts with this title.  Lead photos today come from former owner of this push boat in West Burlington, Iowa. The vessel, then known as Izona, has since traveled the Interstates and two-lanes to Highlands, NJ, towed by the much-loved Peterbilt of John Zook, of Lewisburg, PA. Maybe you saw […]

2020 Calendar September

If you ordered a calendar last year, you might recall that I promised that I’d “extend” the photo set each month.  Well, here’s September, following all the other months.  Call this . . . “how Cleveland turned a toxic industrial sewer into a recreation area, while maintaining industrial activity.”  Recall while looking at these photos […]

Port of Cleveland OH

To repeat what I said yesterday, this was supposed to be a visit to get photos of tugs and ships in ice.  The Cuyahoga may be quite cold, but no ice . . . . This shot is taken from the Carter Road Bridge looking toward Collision Bend and the bug venues. Under the Rte […]

Alpena

Alpena was my elusive ship, and then  . . . just like that . . . on her voyage out from Alpena MI, there she was. She’s the last of her class, working since 1942, lugging cement products around all five Great Lakes. She’s a beauty. Maybe if I study these photos long enough, I’ll […]

Freshwater Tugs 8

I’m back near the sixth boro now and have photos for at least through early October, at which time I leave on another gallivant. So here’s step one in catching up.  Up the meandering Cuyahoga, here are Iowa (1915) and Oklahoma (1913);  these boats were built to work and last.   The vintage GL tugs may […]

Really Random Tugs 39

Here’s a new look in ship-assist boats.  Can you tell what else is unconventional? More on the design later in the post. This is a classic design in freshwater tugs.  And this particular boat you’ve seen in a number of posts on this blog in 2016, if you’re a faithful reader.  It’s in these. I’ve […]