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I was a deckhand on the Ann King in 1970. It was an amazing experience but somewhat dangerous. Capt. Albert (surname not recalled) captained several trips I made from St. Louis to St. Paul, he was one of the wisest persons I've known.

Added: July 06, 2017 - 01:45 PM
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Great site.
I am building a r/c scale model of Charlotte.
Enlarged Towboat Joes drawings I bought from him years ago and now building in 1/2 inch = 1' scale


Added: June 09, 2017 - 07:16 AM
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I just discovered this site and am totally impressed with the effort. I worked for Peavey Barge Line beginning in 1976 on the Tennessee. St. Louis Ship then built six boats for Peavey, the Frank H. Peavey, Mark T. Heffelfinger, Mary Morrison, Frederick B. Wells and two lower boats, the Paulina which later was renamed Floyd Goodman and the Altonian. While the Frederick B. Wells was my usual boat, I rode at least one trip on all of them. Floyd Goodman was port captain for Peavey and I remember him as a very good man. Seeing the pictures brings back many fond memories of people and experiences from the past. Thank you!

Added: May 25, 2017 - 08:22 AM
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The Mark Eastin was the most powerful boat on the rivers in 1957 (5800 hp)
My Dad was her 1st Mate when she went in service It was his most proud service on the rivers. It is great to see she is still proudly plying the rivers.


Added: May 08, 2017 - 04:48 PM
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SIRE inspector and use this web site for reference on history of boats

Added: May 04, 2017 - 01:26 PM
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Spotted this tug while walking on the Big 4 Pedestrian Bridge at Louisville

Added: April 18, 2017 - 08:45 PM
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Worked as a deckhand and tankerman on the MV National Glory 82-84

Added: April 12, 2017 - 11:53 AM
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I should have said my dad Dean Taylor Captined F.N. Canulette. While I was going up.

Added: April 02, 2017 - 10:44 PM
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My dad Dean Taylor ran F.N. Canulette when I was growing up. I'm now 49yrs old. This. Boat brings back a lot of memories.

Added: April 02, 2017 - 10:40 PM
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I was a deckhand/striker on Ashland Oil\92s towboat fleet, and mainly worked on the \93Ashland\94 under Capt Willard White in the late \9160s, early 70\92s.

I also worked on Ashland Oil\92s \93Valvoline\94, \93Allied-Ashland\94 and \93Aetna-Louisville\94. And being from Ashland, sometimes made some extra money working locally on Ashland Oil\92s MV \93Harbor Point\94 in the Tri-state KenOVa harbor.

Though I mostly worked the \93Ashland\94, I had the bad luck of being on the \93Aetna-Louiville\94 (under Capt Eugene Dent) when it collided head on with a Chotin alcohol tow directly under the bridge at Brandenburg KY.

If I had my life to live over again, I would have stayed on the river.


Added: March 21, 2017 - 08:19 AM
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