TOWBOAT PHOTOS JOHN BOWMAN’s COLOR BOAT PHOTOS D – I Post 2 of 6

The majority of these Diesel Towboat Color Photos were taken at 40o 05’ 55.60” N 80o 42’ 21.04” W. Elevation 667’ Ohio River mile 87.6 at the lower end of (Warwood), Wheeling, West Virginia circa the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Many photos (150+) were taken on the Lower (L) Mississippi River, 30 at Warfield Point, near Greenville, MS. Photos taken elsewhere are marked so.

Wheeling The Birthplace of the American Steamboat by JOHN BOWMAN

Ashland Oil’s Valvolene North Bound at Ohio River mile 87.6 heading towards Sister Islands and Pike Island Locks & Dam
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ohio River Chart 180 (Warwood) Wheeling, West Virginia
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ohio River Chart 179 Wheeling

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TOWBOAT PHOTOS 42 Starting with “D

D. Ray Miller 1974 Jeffboat, Inc. American Barge Line Ohio R mile 84.2 Pike Island Dam
D. Ray Miller 1974 Jeffboat, Inc. American Barge Line Ohio R mile 981 Cairo
D.L. Johnson 1966 Barbour Metal Boat Works Campbell Barge Line, Inc. Ohio River Mile 84
Dan Luckett 1952 St Louis Ship The Valley Line Co. Leased to Chromalloy Ohio R mile 980.7 Cairo
Daniel Webster 1962 St. Louis Ship Union Mechling Corp.
Daniel Webster 1962 St. Louis Ship Western Kentucky Navigation, Inc.
Dave Carlton 1980 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. Lock 20 L Miss R mile 343.3
David K. 1971 Superior Boat Works Union Barge Line
David T. Sheehy 1975 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transport Services, Inc. Ohio R mile 94
Daytona 1974 Halter Marine services Scott Chotin, Inc. 1978
Daytona 1974 Halter Marine services Scott Chotin, Inc. 1978 (2)
Debbie Sue 1967 Superior Boat Works Imperial Towing, Inc.
Debbie Sue 1967 Superior Boat Works Imperial Towing, Inc. (2)
Debbie Sue in Ice Debbie Sue 1967 Superior Boat Works Imperial Towing, Inc. Ohio R mile 84 New Cumberland Locks and Dam 1978
Delgene 1967 Grand Chenier, LA Crain Bros. Inc.
Delta 1967 V&B Boat Co. Campbell Barge Line, Inc.
Delta Miss 1973 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Valley Towing Service, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Dick Connerly 1978 St. Louis Ship United Barge Line Co. Leaving Upper Miss R entering Lower Miss R mile 954
Dick Harbison 1971 Marine Welding & Repair Works Arkansas River Co.
Dick Harbison 1971 Marine Welding & Repair Works Arkansas River Co. (2)
Dick Harbison 1971 Marine Welding & Repair Works Arkansas River Co. (3)
Dick Hiernaux 1963 Marine Sales & Service, River Towing Leasing Co.
Diesel Fueler 1966 Diesel Fuel Service Co., St Louis L Miss R mile 179.8 1987
Dixie Challange 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Dixie Carriers, Inc.
Dixie Power 1973 Dravo Corp. Neville Island, PA Dixie Carriers, Inc. L Miss R mile 0.3
Dixie Traveler 1967 Main Iron Works Dixie Carriers, Inc.
Dixie Vengeance 1966 Main Iron Works Dixie Carriers, Inc.
Dixieland 1950 St. Louis Ship G&C Towing Pt. Pleasant, WV
Dominique You 1975 St. Charles Steel Fabricators Dakota Barge Service, Inc. L Miss R mile 383
Donald B. 1923 Marietta Mfg. Co. Donald Brookbank, Gerogetown, PA
Donna Rae 1980 Marine Builders, Inc. Hall Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 383.4
Donna York 1975 St. louis Ship Crounse Corp. Paducah, KY
Dorothy Hobart 1957 American Marine Corp. Trotter Towing Corp. Ohio R mile 84.2 Pike Island Locks & Dam
Dorothy I Southern 1959 Marine Welding & Repair Southern Towing Co. L Miss R mile 537
Dotty Johnson 1985 Marine Builders, Inc. J.&T. Towing
Dotty Johnson 1985 Marine Builders, Inc. J.&T. Towing (2)
Drake 1969 LeMay Barge & Supply Waterways Marine, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Dub Hollinger 1947 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Triangle Marine, Inc. L Miss R mile 204
Duquesne 1952 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. James Zudik, Sr. 1988
Duquesne 1952 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. James Zudik, Sr.
Dutch Gap 1960 Gibbs Corp. Talley Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R mile 180
Dwarf King 1971 Verret Shipyard Agri-Trans Corp.

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 42 Starting with “E

E. Gene Fournace 1976 St. Louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP (American Electric Power)
E.A. Gonsoulin 1971 Halter Marine Services Charpentier Towing Co.
E.L. Crain 1976 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Allegheny Towing, Inc. Dashields Lock Ohio R mile 13.3
E.L. Crain 1976 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Allegheny Towing, Inc.
E.L. Thumper 1978
E.P. Williams 1966 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Boswell Oil Co.
Eagle 1946 Arnold V. Walker Shipyard Radcliff Materials, Inc. L Miss R mile 179.8 1987
Earl Franklin 1970 Paducah (KY) Marine Ways Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 980.8
Earl L. Selby 1964 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. G&C Towing, Inc. Ohio R mile 93.7
Eastern 1956 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Dravo Mechling Corp. Ohio R mile 54
Eastern 1956 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Dravo Mechling Corp. and Wilmington 1942 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. G&C Towing
Ed Renshaw 1977 St. Louis Ship Union Barge Co.
Ed Renshaw 1977 St. Louis Ship Union Barge Co. L Miss R mile 202.9
Eddie P. Touchard 1972 Vinton, LA Touchard Marine Towing Corp.
Edwin A. Lewis 1977 St. Louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
Edwin L. Kennedy 1975 Mainstream Shipyards Ingram Barge Co.
Edwin L. Kennedy 1975 Mainstream Shipyards Ingram Barge Co. Fleet
Elaine G. 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Ohio River Co.
Elaine G. 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Ohio River Co. (2)
Elaine G. 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Ohio River Co. Ohio R mile 13.3
Elisha Woods 1946 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. International Barge, Inc. Ohio R mile 84.2
Elisha Woods 1946 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. International Barge, Inc.
Elizabeth Ann 1958 Cape Girardeau Missouri Barge Line Co. at Paducah
Elizabeth D. 1979 Dravo SteelShip Corp. John’s Towing Co.
Elizabeth D. 1979 Dravo SteelShip Corp. John’s Towing Co. (2)
Elizabeth Lane 1974 Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp. Canal Barge Co., Inc.
Elizabeth M. 1951 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Standard Sand & Gravel Co.
Eugenie P. Jones 1961 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Canal Barge Co., Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Eva Kelley 1975 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp.
Exxon Lake Charles 1977 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Brownsville Exxon shipping Co. Houston
Exxon Lake Charles 1977 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Brownsville Exxon shipping Co. Houston (2)
Exxon Louisville 1976 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Brownsville Exxon shipping Co.
Exxon Louisville 1976 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Brownsville Exxon shipping Co. (2)
Exxon Louisville 1976 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Brownsville Exxon shipping Co. (3)
Exxon Memphis 1976 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Brownsville Exxon shipping Co. Houston
Exxon St. Louis 1982 Jeffboat, Inc. Exxon shipping Co. Houston
Exxon St. Louis 1982 Jeffboat, Inc. Exxon shipping Co. Houston (2)
Exxon Tennessee 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Exxon Shipping Co.
Exxon Tennessee 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Exxon Shipping Co. (2)
Esso West Virginia 1962 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Humble Oil & Refining Co. In Jan 1973, Esso West Virginia became Exxon West Virginia Exxon Co. Houston
Exxon West Virginia 1962 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Exxon Co. Houston
Exxon West Virginia 1962 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Exxon Co. Houston (2)

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 12 Starting with “F

F.M. Baker 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
F.M. Baker 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP at Lakin, WV
F.V. Johnson 1951 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Tri-State Marine, Inc. with Chaperon 1978
Fines Bluff 1963 Barbour Metal Boat Works Massman Construction Co.
Frances M. Hougland 1947 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Three rivers Rock Co. L Miss R mile 536.8
Frances Stevens 1932 St. Louis Structural Steel Co. Rebuilt in 1962 Walker Towing Corp. at Paducah, KY
Francis R. Keegan 1975 Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp. Chotin Transportation, Inc.
Frank B. 1965 Marrietta Mfg. Co., Point Pleasant, WV Ohio River Sand & Gravel Co. Division of McDonough Co.
Frank Banta, Jr. 1952 Vicksburg Marine Ways J.W. Banta Towing, Inc.
Frank Phipps 1966 Vickers Towing Co. Patton-Tully Transportation Co.
Franklin B. 1961 Yates Marine Construction Co. Wheeling, WV Merdie Boggs & Sons Liberty Marine Photos
Freedom 1947 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA owned by Dravo Corp. Keystone Div.

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 26 Starting with “G

G.L. Furr 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
G.W. Gladders 1982 It’s 1st Trip Dravo Corp.. Neville Island, PA G.W. Gladders Towing Co., Inc.
Gail Ann 1981 New Albany, IN Five M. Transportation Corp. Ohio R mile 71.8
Gale C. 1973 St. Louis Ship C&G Operating, Inc.
Garnett Ann 1973 Inland Rivers Service Corp. J.A.R. Barge Lines
Gateway River Belle 1965 Dubuque Boat & Boiler Co. Gateway Clipper, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
Geo. F. Simons Houma Shipbldg. Arthur-Smith Corp.
Geo. F. Simons Houma Shipbldg. Arthur-Smith Corp. (2)
Geo. Poole 1948 Chicago, SCNO Terminal Corp. SCNO Barge Lines, Inc. St. Louis SCNO landing L Miss R mile 197
Geo. Poole 1948 Chicago, Soux City New Orleans Terminal Corp. L Miss R mile 192
George G. 1950 Barbour Metal Boat Works Dravo Corp.
George N. 1976 Serodino, Inc. St. Jo Marine, Inc. Bellaire, Ohio 1989
George R. Baker 1981 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transport Services, Inc. Ohio R mile 93
George R. Baker 1981 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transport Services, Inc.
George R. Baker 1981 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transport Services, Inc. (2)
Ginny Palmer 1949 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. G&C Towing Pt. Pleasant Ohio R mile 148.9
Ginny Stone 1974 St. Louis, MO American River Transportation Co. L Miss R mile 537
Gladys Ford 1970 Superior Boat Works Choctaw Transportation Co. Ohio R mile 981
Gladys R. 1976 Scully Bros. Boat Builders Systems Fuels, Inc. L Miss R mile 201.7
Glen-Karen 1975 Arnold V. Walker Shipyard Riverway Co. Leased to Lawson & Lawson
Gloria G. 1973 St. Louis Ship Apex Towing Co. (2)
Gloria G. 1973 St. Louis Ship Apex Towing Co.
Gloria R. 1981 Sherman Shipyard Arthur-Smith Corp.
Goldfinch 1953 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Cardinal Carriers, Inc.
Gregory Jay 1950 American Bridge Co. Bel-Mon Towing Co. Powhatan Point, Ohio
Gwen G. (Left) 1956 Marine Construction Co. Garber Bros., Inc. Mr. Leonard (Red) 1965 Intracoastal Shipyard Leonard Towing Co. Morgan City, LA

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 26 Starting with “H

H.E. Bowles 1929 Charles Ward Engineering Works. Originally Steam Powered, converted to Diesel in 1947 G&C Towing, Inc.
H.E. Bowles 1929 Charles Ward Engineering Works G&C Towing, Inc. NB entering Pike Island Locks Jan 14, 1978
H.R. LaBar 1970 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transportation Services, Inc. (1)
H.R. LaBar 1970 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transportation Services, Inc. at Martins Ferry, OH
H.R. LaBar 1970 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transportation Services, Inc. (3)
H.R. LaBar 1970 Jeffboat, Inc. M G Transportation Services, Inc. at Wheeling, WV (4)
Hal D. Miller 1971 Big River Shipbldg. Magonlia Marine Tranxport Co. L Miss R mile 0.8
Halliburton 212 Halliburton Services L Miss R mile 212 1986
Harllee Branch, Jr. 1966 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Harmar 1950 Ingalls Shipbldg. Corp. Harmar Coal Co.
Harold Turner 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
Harriet Ann 1966 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Riverway Co. Jemco Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 531.4
Harvey 1964 Main Iron Works C. O. & c., Inc. Cheramie Towing Corp.
Hazel 1959 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Crounse Corp. at Paducah
Helen B. Crumpler’s Shipbldg. Co. Jefferson Baracks Marine Services, Inc. L Miss R mile 180.9
Helen M. Barge Transport Co. Clements Iowa Marine Repair Corp. Lock 27 L Miss R
Helen S. 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Helen S. 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Ohio River Co.
Herman Pott 1973 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Hope M. 1975 Scully Bros. Boat Builders Systems Fuels, Inc. Lock 21 L Miss R
Hugh B. Steger 1978 St. Louis Ship M G Transport Services, Inc. (2)
Hugh B. Steger 1978 St. Louis Ship M G Transport Services, Inc. (2)
Hugh B. Steger 1978 St. Louis Ship M G Transport Services, Inc. at R&F Coal Dock Ohio R mile 92.6
Hugh B. Steger 1978 St. Louis Ship M G Transport Services, Inc.
Hugh C. Blaske 1964 Jeffboat, Inc. Inland Tugs Co. L Miss R mile 207
Humphrey 1958 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Consolidation Coal Co. River Div. Eliz. PA

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 18 Starting with “I

Imogene Igert 1966 Mississippi Marine Corp. River Towing, Inc.
Inez Andreas 1974 St. louis Ship American River Transportation Co. L Miss R mile 436 Vicksburg
Ingle-T 1976 LeMay Barge & Supply Tolen Marine, Inc. (2)
Ingle-T 1976 LeMay Barge & Supply Tolen Marine, Inc. (3)
Ingle-T 1976 LeMay Barge & Supply Tolen Marine, Inc.
Innisbrook 1951 Missouri Valley Steel and Roberts Towing Co. Interstate Marine Services, Inc.
Interstate 1952 St. louis Ship G&C Towing
Irene Chotin 1959 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Chotin Transportation, Inc. L Miss R mile 0.8
Irene Chotin 1959 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Chotin Transportation, Inc. L Miss R mile 0.8
Iron Charger 1976 Grafton (IL) Boat Co. Mon Valley Transportation Co. at Paducah
Iron Charger 1976 Grafton (IL) Boat Co. Mon Valley Transportation Co.
Iron Pacer 1977 Grafton (IL) Boat Co. Compass Marine Services, Inc.
Iron Traveler 1977 Grafton (IL) Boat Co. Ingram Barge Co. (1)
Iron Traveler 1977 Grafton (IL) Boat Co. Ingram Barge Co. (2)
Irving, Jr. at Houma, LA 1978
Islander 1957 Zubic Towing Co. Pittsburgh Tug Co., Inc.
Islander 1957 Zubic Towing Co. Pittsburgh Tug Co., Inc. (2)
Issaquena 1966 Jeffboat, Inc. Security Barge Line Inc.
  • Photo Credits
  • Franklin B. Towboat photo courtesy Liberty Marine Photos

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