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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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Last Updated at 16:09 on Thursday, December 23, 2021
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This web site (www.towboatgallery.com) 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. Alas, I no longer live on the river, so my personal opportunities for towboat photography are much more limited. So I must depend on you and others with an interest in towboats for most of the photos displayed in my Towboat Gallery.

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. Please be patient; this is a one-man hobby operation, and sometimes it takes quite a while for me to get your photos posted.

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.

There are certain expenses associated with maintaining this web site, among them the cost of the domain registration, and the cost of hosting the site, so that viewers can visit it. In recent years, a great new resource has become available, an online version of the main reference I use, The Inland River Record. Alas, it is more costly than any of the other expenses associated with maintaining this site. If you find this site useful and/or entertaining, and would really like to contribute to its support, feel free to donate any amount you choose. Just click on the yellow "donate" button, which is located right here:
A similar button is located near the bottom of each
page on this site. I hope you find it useful.


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 has been derived from the 2019 and earlier editions of the "INLAND RIVER RECORD", formerly edited by the late Dan Owen, who will be sorely missed; currently edited by the esteemed Jeff L. Yates, who is also a valued contributor. Copies are available through "The Waterways Journal".

Others who have contributed photographs and/or information to the Towboat Gallery are listed below  (Names in black are those who are known to have since passed away):

Eric Adams  Rex Agnew  Andrew Albertson  Bill Alden  Kenny Allain  Joseph Allemond  Matt Allen  Jim Alt  Scott Alvey  John Ambrose  Ron Anderson  Joe Angert  Steve Antonacci  Jim Armstrong  Steve Authement Jimmy Bade  Floyd Badeaux  Myron Balchin, Sr.  John Banicki  John Barnhill  J. T. Barrois  Capt. Les Barrois  Dave Bauerbach  J S Beelman  Mickie Bello  Jonathon Bennett  Charles Bernhardt  Ron Besanson  Rusty Besanson  Mike Bevins  Roger Blanchard  Mike Blitgen  Manfred Boehmer  Carel Boon  Tracy Bowie  Kevin Box  Chris Brewer  David Bridges  Chris Brown  D. C. 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  Bill Carter  Danny Casey  Heather Cecil  Gale Chapman III  William P. Cheshire  Ed Christianson  Joe Cieslak  Yolanda Ciulla-Griebe  John_Claypool  Steve Colby  Bruce Congdon  Katie Cook  Capt. Matt Crafton  Lee Creech  Craig Creppel  Kasey Cummings  Jeff Cumptan  Glen Daigrepont  Dan Dalrymple  John E. Dawson  Linda Day  Buz Delaney  Robert DeLuca  Albert Dewailly  David Dewey  Greg Dickerson  Shawn Dickerson  Don Dixon  Phil Dufrene  Todd Dunbar  Greg Duncan  Chris_Dunn  Rory Dupre  Rob Ebner  Capt. Sam Elliott  Barbara Agnew Ellis  Frank Ellis  John Ellis  John L. Evans  Ray Falk  Capt. Bob Felch  Fred_Ferraro  R. J. Floyd  Bill_Fryer  Kent Furlong  Tony_Gambarella  John_Gardner  William Gaudet  Tom Geier  Justin Gerard  Chick Gerber  Capt. Tom Gerry  Jonathon Gibbs  Kim Gleason  Trevor_Gonzales  Clyde Gousset  Joe Graham  Andy Grant  Chris Graves  Tracy Green  Michael Gremillion  Barry Griffith  Don Grot  Bill Haines  Dusty Hale  Harley Hall  Billy Haney  David Hansen  Scott Hardin  Jeanette Harmon  Jim Harris  Perry Haupin  Mark Haury  Jason Hausman  Joe Hawkins  Capt. Brandon Hayes  Thomas Hegland  Rick Helmerdinger  Michael Herschler  Robby Hess  David Hibbs  Dave Hicks  Gayla Hill  Kerry Hippe  John Holbrook  Mark Hovis  Jon Hudson  Steve Huffman  Judi Hughes  Steve Hutchison  David Jackson  Kris Jacobi  Chad Janise  Woody Jasperson  Jonathon Jewell  Eric M. Johnson  Larry Johnson  Stan Johnson  Tom Johnson  Tony Johnston  Zane Johnston  Erek Kahl  Frank Kammerer  V. J. Kennedy  Jessica Kirby  Rolf Klein  Mark Kline  David Knopf  Ladonna_Knoth  Drew Kossen  Sue Kossow  Chuck Krwszewski  Mark Kuntz  Richard L. Kurtz  David L.  Matt Lagarde  Blaine Landry  George Lange  Kyle Larson  Tim Laughlin  James Lee  Chad Leeper  Todd Lehman  Scott Lerille  J. R. Liemberg  Justin Lunceford  Brent Maletic  Jeff Manning  Marv Market  Ed Mars  R Martin  Steven Martin  Shawn Martinez  W. Matherne  Arloe Mayne  Fred McCabe  Jason McDaniel  Sheldon McDonald  Pete McGuire  Jason McPhearson  Karen Meder  Darrin Melvin  Jim Mihalek  Jerry Milam  Chad Miller  Joe Miller  John R. Miller  Capt. Tim Miller  Greg Milliken  Ed Moe  Karl Morley  Walter Morris  Matt Morrow  Benjamin Mudd  Fran Mullen  Henry Mullen  Henry Mullen  Chuck Myers  C. R. Neale III  Will Nelson  Mark Nichols  Adolfo Nunez  Mike Oliger  Joe Orban  Bill Otten  Dan Owen  Larry Parfait Jr.  Tom Parks  Robert Partridge  John Payne  Hayden Pearson  John Peck  Jerry Pennington  Marian Phillips  Mark Phillips  Travis Phillips  Sonny Pierce  Bill Pilger  Jason Pitre  Tommy Plaisance  Nick Ploysa  Lee Powell  Tim & Lori Powell  Terry Prather  James Pyle  Michael Quinton  Rudi Rabe  Ed Rahe  Thomas Rasberry  'Joliet George' Reichhardt  Tom Rhoden  Ron Richardson  Bobby Riley  John Riley  Don Rodriguez  Joshua Romero  Sean Romero  Adam Ross  Dan Ross  Jim Ross  Jeremy Runde  Bill Sailor  Eric Schade  Ron Scheider  Linley Schmidt  Joe Schneid  Brian Sedlvy  Chris Shelby  Howard Simpson  Laurie Skrivan  Capt. Billy Smith  Dale Smith  David Smith  J. Cecil Smith  Patrick Smith  Ray Spencer  Danny Stafford  Greg Staton  Darren Steuber  Dustin Stewart  Ron Stricklen  George Stringham  Shane Strouse  Capt. Laurence Suire  Dennis Sullivan  Jondon Sullivan  Robert Swango  Nels Swanson  Jeremy_Tardy  Dustin Taylor  Roger Theide  Andy Thomas  Lee Thomas  David Thompson  William Tippitt  Bill Toninato  Steve Tregre  Ed Tremewan  Chris Verdun  Howard C. Vidrine  Gregory Vogel  Tom Waller  Ralph Welch  Paul Welsh  David Wetzel  Rance White  Edward Wilhite  Timothy Wilkerson  Trey Wilkinson  Rob Williams  Shawn Williams  Max Wolf  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 may be 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 every page. I would love to have all the boats in the gallery identified.


Click on the main image of this home page 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 Enhanced 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 Enhanced 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.

   $16.99-$18.99                 $22.99             $22.99-$24.99         $34.99-$39.99

We have for some time offered our valued viewers coffee mugs with Dick's Towboat Gallery photos.
But we now offer baseball caps, T-shirts, and sweatshirts with Dick's Towboat Gallery photos as well.
The mugs are 11 oz. mugs with a towboat image wrapped around the mug, similar to the mug image above.
The baseball caps are high quality white caps with strap size adjustment, similar to the baseball cap image above.
The T-shirts are quality premium T-shirts with a towboat image front and center, similar to the T-shirt image above.
The sweatshirts are quality grey sweatshirts with a towboat image front and center, similar to the sweatshirt image above.
Not all photos in the gallery are suitable for mugs, caps, T-shirts, or sweatshirts, but many are. Not all of those that are suitable will be available right away, as it will take quite some time to process the thousands of photos on the site to create the appropriately adapted mug, cap, T-shirt, and sweatshirt images. We'll be adding new ones whenever we update the Towboat Gallery.
If a towboat photo in which you're interested is available on a mug or cap, there will be a notice under the image similar to the following:
Photo Mug & Cap available!
Clicking on it will replace the main photo with an adapted version of the photo, along with purchase selection and payment information.
If a towboat photo in which you're interested is available on a T-shirt or sweatshirt, there will be a notice under the image similar to the following:
Photo T-shirt & sweatshirt available!
Clicking on it will replace the main photo with an adapted version of the photo, along with purchase selection and payment information.
If a particular boat photo has all of these items available, the above notices will be combined into a single notice.
If you find a boat photo that you think would make a good mug, cap, or T-shirt, but it doesn't have such a notice, use the email contact link near the bottom of every page to tell us about it, and if it works we'll be happy to add it to the list.
The adapted images have a colored border at the top, with the boat's name and its official Coast Guard registration number. There will be a border of the same color at the bottom with the legend "Dick's Towboat Gallery". Border color is assigned somewhat randomly when the adapted images are created, from the following list of color samples:

If the color of the borders on the adapted image works for you, simply place your order by selecting one of the appropriate options, then clicking on the "ADD to CART" button located below the adapted photo image. If you would prefer a different color for the borders, use the email contact link near the bottom of every page to tell us which of the colors you'd prefer, and we'll work with you to make it happen.
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the mugs will look like)
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the caps will look like)
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the T-shirts will look like)
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the sweatshirts will look like)

Special Crew Member Offer: Buy one of our Tee or Sweatshirts for a member of the crew of the boat, be it yourself, a family member or a friend, and send us a photo of them wearing the shirt, on the boat, with the boat name visible (bow, stern, name board, tow knee, hull, wherever), and we'll post the photo on the boat's web page and refund half the purchase price.


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!

Ohio and Kanawha
River Photography

River Books, Maps,
& Programs

Naval History

All About Towboats
by Capt. Tom Struve

Dick's Riverboat Gallery

Baltimore & Chesapeake
Steamboat Company

Deckhand Days
by Capt. Tom Struve

Pilothouse Days
by Capt. Tom Struve

W. Va. Towboat Photos

The Riverbend

Wheelmen Navigation Assessments

A Collective Exchange Of Info For
The History Of Tugboats, Tug
Companies, And Their Owners

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

Hughes Heating and Cooling,
Mid-Stream Service Newletter

B & M Boat Store

The Covington Inn
Bed & Breakfast

Big River Magazine

Old River Bill's
R/C Model Towboats

The Waterways Journal


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Except where otherwise credited,
all photographs on this site are
Copyright Richard E. Dunbar 1991-2021
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All contributed photographs are
Copyright Credited Contributor 1991-2021
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