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Does anybody have Richard Dunbar current address or phone no

Added: July 13, 2018 - 08:12 PM
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M/V Robert a Knoke in now owes by Tennessee valley towing renamed M/V Brandon G Bachanan I will say rename was redone last year or late 2016

Added: July 13, 2018 - 01:44 AM
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late Spring of 1980 whilst travelling in a 19' Grumman square-stern canoe with outboard - on trek around the eastern US - - C.G.Willis Co. kindly offered us a ride (with canoe) from Brunswick, GA, to Philadelphia on the Captain C.G. - - the crew made us feel at home - - especially with the excellent Chesapeake Bay Breakfast of boiled cod and potatoes. They then made connections for us with another company to take us to Boston.

Added: July 11, 2018 - 11:51 AM
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Deckhand and college student in the late 50's and 60's.
Worked for Mid_America Towing on M/V Eleanor Gordon, 1958, 59, 64
Mid-South Towing, M/V Girlee Knight, 1960,61, 63, 65,67
Chotin Towing M/V Irene Chotin 1962

Mid-Souh towing Julia Woods 1966

Enjoyed my experiences on Ohio, Upper and lower Missippi Rivers


Added: July 01, 2018 - 02:35 PM
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I was a young computer programmer working for a client in New Orleans. The Lane Thomas, now the Nueces, was one of my first programming projects.

Added: June 27, 2018 - 04:33 PM
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The girls and I walked around my old stomping grounds. While we were on the historical suspension bridge we saw a barge traveling on the Ohio river, something rare happened. The barge blew its horn and the captain came out and waved at us. I told the girls that never happens, they said \93You never had pretty girls with you.\94 Thank you for making my daughters visit to wheeling memorable.

Added: June 26, 2018 - 01:44 PM
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I come from a long line of river people.
My grandfather own and operated The Hulett Transportation Company.
That is to say bargeline back in the 40s.
I was also a bargeline deckhand back in the day


Added: June 04, 2018 - 02:29 AM
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My sweet stepfather was Captain of the Ann Brent for many years. He passed away with the Mississippi River in his heart. He loved the river. R.I.P. "Fatdaddy" ... I loved you.

Added: June 01, 2018 - 07:12 PM
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May 19, 2018

Today I have been blessed with a most wonderful experience!! On a certain date, shortly after October 16, 1958, a TowBoat Captain and his dear and sweet wife pulled up to my house in Tiptonville, Tn. They had come there to pick up the "kid" and so they did and we began the last leg of their journey to Pickwick Dam to meet the new "pretty little ole boat" as Captain John Morris (I believe) was fond of referring to the William B. Barnett! This was my first time to come to understand the life of a deckhand on a TowBoat that plowed the waters of the Inland Waterways! When we arrived we found that all of the fifteen to twenty barges of it's tow were scattered all over that part of the river (the Tennessee)! I don't remember all of the details of what we did but, I sure remember the work which I had not seen in all of my life prior to that day!! After getting through the Pickwick Dam we headed east towards Knoxville and somewhere, I am not sure where, we received orders to swap tow's with a boat called the Aroco (probably misspelled by me). We had gone through maybe two or three locks to finally get to the Aroco and we swaped tow's as we were instructed to do and began an incredibly difficult, that is "hard" journey back through all of the locks and, eventually back to the Mighty Mississippi! The William B. Barnett was brand new then, just like me and after Sixty years have gone by it still looks like it could cruise "forever"! What a thrill for me to see it in these pictures! I have carried it around in my heart as I often recalled those day of yesteryear! I was eighteen then and next month, June 18th, will be my Seventy-eighth birthday! That will be Sixty years since I first saw the William B. Barnett! I have not seen it since! Boy wouldn't it be nice to "ride" it again after all of these years!! God bless all of you!!


Added: May 19, 2018 - 07:03 PM
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Hal J. Pannel is my cousin . Amazing to see the pictures of the boat named after him . Thank You and hope all you remain safe .

Added: May 19, 2018 - 08:45 AM
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