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Dick's Towboat Gallery
Featuring Towboats on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
Richard E.(Dick) Dunbar, Proprietor
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This web site is dedicated to the display of pictures of and information about towboats on the rivers of the United States. Over the years, quite a few tugboats have been incorporated as well. For pictures of and information about riverboats other than towboats or tugboats, check out . One of the many joys of living and boating on the Mississippi River is the opportunity to observe the passage of large towboats plying their way up and downstream, engaging in commerce, carrying huge loads of grain, coal, petroleum products and other goods. Over the years I accumulated a collection of pictures of towboats as they passed by our home. Originally, this web site was to display those pictures, mostly taken by me in various locations around St. Paul, MN, primarily near mile 819.4 on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR), about twenty miles downstream of St. Paul. However, a funny thing happened along the way. Thanks to the efforts of many fine folks who have contributed pictures, information and assistance (see CREDITS below), this web site can no longer be considered as primarily devoted to one area. It now contains pictures taken in locations up and down the Mississippi, Ohio, and other rivers. Some of the earlier photographs were taken long ago, while the latest ones were taken in the last few weeks or days.

If you have good photographs you have taken of towboats on the Mississippi, or the Ohio, or any of the Western Rivers, and you would like them displayed here, send them to me via an e-mail attachment, and I will post them along with the proper credits. I may adjust color balance, brightness, contrast, etc., and/or crop them as I feel necessary, although I'll try to disturb your work as little as possible. Photos are typically displayed here at 640 x 480 resolution, but I prefer starting with higher resolution photos so that there is more leeway for cropping. My e-mail is on broadband, so any resolution that's not too painful for you to upload is OK.

Disclaimer: Dick's Towboat Gallery is a private, non profit entity, a one-man hobby operation. It is not affiliated with any company or companies in the towboating or any other industry or business. Vessel or company names and/or logos that appear in photographs, or in accompanying information, are incidental, and do not imply any association.


Where known, the size and power of the towboat, documentation number, ownership and name change history are shown along with the photograph(s). Boat pages added or updated starting in mid-December of 2010 also contain ownership history as well as engine and machinery specifications. Most of this and other information shown was derived from the 2015 and earlier editions of the "INLAND RIVER RECORD", edited by Dan Owen. Copies are available through "The Waterways Journal".

Others who have contributed pictures and/or information to the Towboat Gallery:

    Rex Agnew   Andrew Albertson   Bill Alden   Kenny Allain
    Scott Alvey   John Ambrose   Joe Angert   Jim Armstrong
    Steve Authement(Master Marine)   Jimmy Bade   Myron Balchin, Sr.
    John Banicki   John Barnhill   Capt. Les Barrois   Dave Bauerbach
    Mickie Bello   Charles Bernhardt   Rusty Besanson   Mike Bevins
    Roger Blanchard   Mike Blitgen   Manfred Boehmer   Carel Boon
    Tracy Bowie   Kevin Box   Chris Brewer   David Bridges
    Chris Brown   Joshua Brown   'Towboat Joe' Brown   Larry Brown
    Ted F. Brunt   Josh Burgess   Kyle Caddell   Steve Campion
    Mark L. Carl   Capt. Jerry Carlton   Rex Carlyle   Danny Casey
    Heather Cecil   Gale Chapman III   William P. Cheshire   Joe Cieslak
    Steve Colby   Katie Cook   Capt. Matt Crafton   Lee Creech
    Craig Creppel   Kasey Cummings   Glen Daigrepont   Dan Dalrymple
    Linda Day   John E. Dawson   Albert Dewailly   David Dewey
    Greg Dickerson   Shawn Dickerson   Don Dixon   Phil Dufrene
    Rory Dupre   Todd Dunbar   Chris Dunn   Capt. Sam Elliott
    Barbara Agnew Ellis   Frank Ellis   John Ellis   John L. Evans
    Ray Falk   Capt. Bob Felch   R. J. Floyd   William Gaudet
    Tom Geier   Justin Gerard   Chick Gerber   Bill Fryer
    Capt. Tom Gerry   Kim Gleason   Andy Grant   Chris Graves
    Michael Gremillion   Barry Griffith   Don Grot   Bill Haines
    Harley Hall   Scott Hardin   Mark Haury   Joe Hawkins
    Capt. Brandon Hayes   Thomas Hegland   Rick Helmerdinger
    Michael Herschler   Robby Hess   David Hibbs   Dave Hicks
    John Holbrook   Mark Hovis   Jon Hudson   Steve Huffman
    Judi Hughes   David Jackson   Kris Jacobi   Woody Jasperson
    Eric M. Johnson   Stan Johnson   Tom Johnson   Tony Johnston
    Zane Johnston   Erek Kahl   V. J. Kennedy   Jessica Kirby
    Rolf Klein   Ladonna_Knoth   Sue Kossow   Chuck Krwszewski
    Mark Kuntz   Richard L. Kurtz   David L.   Matt Lagarde
    Blaine Landry   George Lange   Kyle Larson   Tim Laughlin
    Todd Lehman   J. R. Liemberg   Justin Lunceford   Brent Maletic
    Jeff Manning   Marv Market   Ed Mars   Shawn Martinez
    W. Matherne   Arloe Mayne   Sheldon McDonald   Jason McPhearson
    Karen Meder   Darrin Melvin   Jim Mihalek   Chad Miller
    Joe Miller   John R. Miller   Capt. Tim Miller   Ed Moe
    Walter Morris   Karl Morley   Matt Morrow   Benjamin Mudd
    Fran Mullen   Henry Mullen   Chuck Myers   C. R. Neale III
    Will Nelson   Mark Nichols   Adolfo Nunez   Mike Oliger
    Joe Orban   Bill Otten   Dan Owen   Tom Parks   John Payne
    Hayden Pearson   Jerry Pennington   Marian Phillips   Sonny Pierce
    Bill Pilger   Jason Pitre   Tommy Plaisance   Nick Ploysa
    Lee Powell   Tim & Lori Powell   James Pyle   Michael Quinton
    Rudi Rabe   George Reichhardt   Ron Richardson   Don Rodriguez
    Joshua Romero   Sean Romero   Dan Ross   Jim & Adam Ross
    Jeremy Runde   Eric Schade   Linley Schmidt   Joe Schneid
    Brian Sedlvy   Chris Shelby   Howard Simpson   Laurie Skrivan
    Capt. Billy Smith   Dale Smith   David Smith   J. Cecil Smith
    Patrick Smith   Danny Stafford   Greg Staton   Darren Steuber
    Ron Stricklen   George Stringham   Shane Strouse   Capt. Laurence Suire
    Nels Swanson   Jeremy_Tardy   Dustin Taylor   Roger Theide
    Andy Thomas   David Thompson   Bill Toninato   Ed Tremewan
    Chris Verdun   Howard C. Vidrine   Tom Waller   Paul Welsh
    David Wetzel   Edward Wilhite   Timothy Wilkerson   Trey Wilkinson
    Rob Williams   Scott Wood   Chad Wray   Jeff L. Yates
    Patrick Yough   Brian Zody   'Old River Bill' Zumwalt

Many thanks for your contributions. They are greatly appreciated.


A few of the towboats in this collection are unidentified, either because the name was not visible due to the angle of the photograph, or it was unreadable. These are displayed under the heading Unidentified Towboats. If you recognize one of these unidentified vessels, please send me an e-mail, using the link near the bottom of the page. I would love to have all the boats in the gallery identified.


Click on the main image above or on any towboat name in the menus on the left, and you will be taken to a page containing the photo(s) of that towboat. Click on any image in the thumbnails list below the menus on any page, and a larger version of that image will replace the main image on the then-current page. Clicking on one of the arrows next to the thumbnails list on any page will rotate the list up or down. Clicking on the or links above the main image on any page will cause a larger version of the next or previous image in the thumbnails list to replace the current image. Clicking on the link above the main image will cause all the photos for that boat to be shown one after the other, continuing until some other link is selected. Enjoy!


There's a Slide Show feature that works for all Towboat Gallery pages other than the home page. If a page has more than one photo, a link will be located between the and links, just above the main photo. Clicking on the link will start a slide show of all the photos of that boat. The slide show will continue until you make another menu selection, click on a thumbnail image, or click on one of the , or links. Enjoy!


When you first enter the Towboat Gallery, you will see a "Select Desired Menu" menu with a choice of several menus; the first shows the boats in alphabetic order by name; a second menu with the boats in order by length, longest first; a third menu with the boats in order by power, highest first; a fourth menu with the boats in alphabetic order by builder; a fifth menu with boats listed by number of screws/engines, quadruple to single; a sixth menu with the boats listed by age, oldest first; and a seventh menu listing the credited photographers in alphabetical order, followed by a list of the boats where their photographs appear. Once you make your selection, the menu that you chose is the one that will continue to be shown, unless you decide to switch menus. Each menu will contain an entry labeled "Select a Different Menu"; clicking on that entry will return you to the "Select Desired Menu" menu. There's one other menu option, the Expanded Boat Names Menu, which works a little differently. If you select that option, a larger menu will appear in the middle of the page, with letter buttons to get you quickly into the menu wherever you want to be (A, B,...etc.). Another difference: when you click on a boat name in the Expanded Boat Names Menu, the page will display in a new tab. Both menus ordered by boat name now have all the names by which any of the boats in the Towboat Gallery have ever been known, whether we have photos of them with that name or not; when we don't have a photo of a boat with its current name, that name will be enclosed in parentheses. If you select a name for which we don't have a photo, you'll be taken to the page for that boat's current name. Please let me know if you find this feature useful.


Here are links to other interesting Towboat and/or River related sites. If you like my Towboat Gallery, I'm sure you will like these sites as well. Enjoy!

Dick's Riverboat Gallery

Shove It With A Towboat

The Wheelhouse Report

Information for mariners
on America's waterways

Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum

W. Va. Towboat Photos

The Riverbend Towatcher's

Riverlorian.com: River
Books, Maps, & Programs

Steam Tug Baltimore
Restoration Project

Your River News & Entertainment
Source for the Mississippi, Illinois &
Missouri Rivers in the St. Louis Area

Tug Pegasus


B & M Boat Store

Old River Bill's
R/C Model Towboats

Blue Heron's Nest

Hobbies & Crafts

An online magazine dedicated to
the lifestyle and challenges of
professional towboating.

The National Mississippi
River Museum

Towboat Photography
by Jeff L. Yates

Image Library

The Covington Inn
Bed & Breakfast

Big River Magazine

Little River Books

The Waterways Journal

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