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Started on the river 1970 at Hougland Barge Line Paducah Ky. Later worked for Herbert Materials Nashville Tn. Then Crounse Corporation Paducah Ky. I retired in 2019.

Added: February 17, 2021
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I worked as a deckhand on the M/V Valley Transporter And the M/V Redbird summer of 1976 and 77. Stayed in St. Louis with my dads buddy Jim Pritchard, who was a business agent for the NMU. I remember a beautiful cook named Cindy Lou, who made the best cornbread ever! What a great education for a high school kid from Cali.....

Added: January 31, 2021
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Hi, When I was about 8 years old, we were on our trip with my parents. Up to Duluth, MN. We happened to be there at the same time as the Charles Lehman tug boat came by. My dad's name was the same name as the tug boat. And he got to talk to the captain of the tug boat at the time. And found out that they run mainly on the Ohio River. But had a special run on Mississippi at that time. My dad was proud to get to see that tug boat. We have pictures of it at home. My name is Karen M. Baldwin (Lehman) I was surprised to see the name changed. ;)

Added: January 16, 2021
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I worked for Fer River Towing on the MV Mr Paul and MV Mr Joey from 1980,81 and 82. Finding this site has really brought back some good memories. Thank you for Sharing!

Added: November 22, 2020
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Served aboard the m/v W. V. Keeley, in 1951, with Capt. Danna Young, upon the Kanawha River. I had been clerking for Moore's Hardware, Guyandotte, WV, when Danna sold me on the idea of shipping out with him. Don't recall any details. Didn't stay long. Need a good 8x10 photo, for my history album. Thanks.

Added: November 18, 2020
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Served aboard the m/v W. V. Keeley, in 1951, with Capt. Danna Young, upon the Kanawha River. I had been clerking for Moore's Hardware, Guyandotte, WV, when Danna sold me on the idea of shipping out with him. Don't recall any details. Didn't stay long. Need a good 8x10 photo, for my history album. Thanks.

Added: November 18, 2020
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Saw the Hamilton North bound on the Illinois River today 11/17/20

Added: November 17, 2020
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Engineered warren w Hines in the 80s made it's first trip south. It becomes my home. Cap. Charles lucas, chief charles whitlow, an James tarter. I miss that BOAT.

Added: November 12, 2020
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I worked on the Sierra Dawn in the late 70s, great boat ! How can I get a photo of it? Thanks

Added: November 1, 2020
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Saw you on the Ohio today at West Point. If a amateur radio operator is onboard give us a call sometime when you are cruising by on 147.375 plus 600 with a ctcs 151.4 always listening the repeater is about 1/4 mile from the greenwood boat ramp. Fair Winds and Following Sea. Larry

Added: October 13, 2020
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