TOWBOAT PHOTOS JOHN BOWMAN’s COLOR BOAT PHOTOS J – L Post 3 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

Don’t be a Plagiarist! If you use my work, credit where it came from. These boat photos are owned and under copyright © by John Bowman.

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 74 Starting with “J

J. Page Hayden 1968 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA MG Transport Services, Inc.
J. Page Hayden 1968 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA MG Transport Services, Inc. Willow Island Locks Ohio R mile 161.7
J. Page Hayden 1968 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA MG Transport Services, Inc.
J. Russell Flowers 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Flowers Transportation, Inc. L Miss R mile 437 Vicksburg
J.H. Cenac 1967 Main Iron Works Colle Towing Co., Inc.
J.N. Phillips 1969 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Midland Enterprises, Inc.
J.S. Lewis 1931 Charles Ward Engineering Works. Oringinally Steam Powered converted to Diesel in 1958 Madison Coal & Supply Co.
J.S. McDermott 1976 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. Photo courtesy Dan T. Massie
J.S. McDermott 1976 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R mile 436 Vicksburg
J.W. Hershey 1965 Jeffboat, Inc. Inland Tugs Co. Lock 24 L Miss R mile 273.4
Jack Binion 1956 McMillan Welding & Machine Works Patton Barge Lines, Inc. and John Morris 1957 Patton-Tully Transportation Co. L Miss R mile 537
Jack Bullard 1972 Jeffboat, Inc. Inland Tugs Co.
Jacob G. 1970 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Mon River Towing, Inc. Dashelds Locks Ohio R mile 13.3
JAG 1961 Marine Welding & Repair Works Brent Towing Co. L Miss R mile 0.9
James C. Justice 1979 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc.
James E. Nivin 1975 Houma Inland Tugs Co.
James E. Wright 1977 St. louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
James E. Wright 1977 St. louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP (2)
James F. Walker Walker Towing Corp.
James Faris 1964 Greenville Barge Construction Corp Ramsey Transportation Co. Smithland Lock
James G. Hines 1974 Jeffboat, Inc. Hines, Inc. Emsworth Locks Ohio R mile 6.2
James G. Hines 1974 Jeffboat, Inc. Hines, Inc. Leaving Emsworth Locks Ohio R mile 6.2 (2)
James H. Carey 1982 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA M G Transportation Services, Inc.
James K. Ellis 1972 St. Louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
James L. Williams 1967 Marine Welding & Repair Works Southern Towing Co.
James R. Hines 1969 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Hines, Inc.
James T. Belcher 1953 Jefferson Boat & Machine Co. Walker Towing Corp.
Jane A. 1950 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Evansville Materials, Inc.
Janet Marie 1981 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Phoenix Towing Co.
Janet Marie 1981 Superior Boat Works John’s Towing Co.
Janet R. 1979 Barbour Metal Boat Works Limited Leasing Co. L Miss R mile 203
Jason 1974 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Union Mechling Corp. L Miss R mile 536.8
Jayne Hougland 1960 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Harcon Barge Co. Division of Three Rivers Rock Co. Ohio R mile 922
Jeffrey J. 1976 Walker Boat Yard Walker’s Midstream Fuel and Service Co. Ohio R mile 980.5
Jennie Dehmer 1968 Big River Shipbldg. Magnolia Marine Transport Co.
Jennie Dehmer 1968 Big River Shipbldg. Magnolia Marine Transport Co. 1985
Jesse B. Guttman 1966 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Mon River Towing, Inc. Ohio R mile 13.3
Jessie Flowers 1976 Scully Bros. Boat Builders with Rusty Flowers 1975 Dravo Corp. Flowers Transportation, Inc. L Miss R mile 204
Jessie R. Johnson 1960 Barbour Metal Works Phil’s Towing Co.
Jim Bernhardt 1976 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Wisconsin Barge Line, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Jim Vickers 1971 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Vickers Towing Co., Inc. Ohio R mile 54
Jo Anne Stegbauer 1977 Mainstream Shipyards & Supply Retractable pilothouse Southern Towing Co.
Joan W. 1941 Calumet Ship Yard & Dry Dock Co. Apex Towing Co.
Joe / Nut 1956 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. River Equipment & Supply Co.
Joe / Nut 1956 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. River Equipment & Supply Co. (2)
Joe C. 1969 Halter Marine Services Prestressed Concrete Products Co.
Joe Chotin 1975 Halton Marine Services Scott Chotin, Inc.
Joe P. Gills 1976 St. Louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
Joey Chotin 1959 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Chotin Transportation, Inc.
Joey Chotin 1959 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Chotin Transportation, Inc. (2)
Joey Trish 1972 Allied Shipyard Arthur-Smith Corp. 1978
John Fitzgerald 1947 Jefferson Boat & Machine Co. Jack & Leroy Hyer of Hannibal, Ohio
John H. Elliot 1959 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Campbell Transportation Co.
John H. MacMillan, Jr. 1964 St. Louis Ship Cargo Carriers, Inc.
John Holland 1963 St. Louis Shipbldg., Inc. Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 979.4
John J. Manning 1981 Brennan Co. J.F. Brennan Co., Inc. L Miss R mile 326.1
John J. Rowe 1955 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co.
John J. Rowe 1955 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co. (2)
John M. Rivers 1970 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Ingram Barge Co. Ohio R mile 88
John Mathews 1957 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA American Barge Line
John Mathews 1957 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA American Barge Line (2)
John Paul Eckstein 1979 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Marquette Transportation, Inc.
John S. 1966 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Ohio River Towing, Inc.
John S. 1966 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Ohio River Towing, Inc. (2)
Johnny James 1973 Verret Shipyard Callais Bros., Inc. 1978
Jon ‘Drea 1957 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. G&C Towing, Inc.
Jon ‘Drea St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. G&C Towing, Inc. 1988
Joseph M. Jones 1963 St. Louis Ship Canal Barge Co. Miss R mile 437
Joseph Patrick Eckstein 1979 1st Trip Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA New Cumberland Locks & Dam Ohio River mile 54
Joseph Patrick Eckstein 1979 1st Trip Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Leaving New Cumberland Locks & Dam Ohio River mile 54
Joseph Wolter 1974 Paducah Marine Ways Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 980.8
Joseph Wolter 1974 Paducah Marine Ways Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 981
Juanita 1954 O.F. Shearer & Sons Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP Juanita at Lakin WV
Julia Woods 1965 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Mid-South Towing Co. L Miss R mile 537

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 21 Starting with “K

Kansas City 1972 Marine Welding & Repair Works SCNO Barge Lines, Inc.
Kara Retractable pilothouse
Karman P. 1974 Halter Marine Services Apex Towing Co.
Katherine L. 1956 Calumet Ship Yard & Dry Dock Co. Huffman Towing Co. L Miss R mile 179.8
Kathie G. 1972 St. Louis Ship with Kathy N. Apex Towing Co. Ohio R mile 981
Kathy N. 1974 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Apex Towing Co. Entering Lake Ferguson L Miss R mile 537
Kathy N. 1974 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA with Kathie G. Apex Towing Co. L Miss R mile 0.7
Katie Wolter 1975 Missouri Dry Dock & Repair Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 979.4
Kay A. Eckstein 1982 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Marquette Transportation Co., Inc.
Kayo 1981 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. RAE Towing at Moundsville, WV
Kayo 1981 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. RAE Towing with new paint
Kelly Lou 1949 St. Louis Ship Pushak Towing, Inc.Kelly Lynne 1966 Serodino, Inc. J.T.D. Towing Ohio R mile 926
Kelly Lynne 1966 Serodino, Inc. J.T.D. Towing Ohio R mile 926
Kenny G. 1976 Kenny G. by Garber Bros., Inc.
Kenova 1958 St. Louis Ship R&W Marine, Inc.
Kenova 1958 St. Louis Ship R&W Marine, Inc. (2)
Kentucky Merchant 1985 Quality Shipyards, Inc. Walker Towing Corp. Ohio R mile 931
Kentucky Merchant 1985 Quality Shipyards, Inc. Walker Towing Corp.
Kimberly-Lynn 1962 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. John’s Towing Co.
Kimberly-Lynn 1962 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. John’s Towing Co.
Knox 1937 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Midland Enterprises, Inc. 1987

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 50 Starting with “L

L. Fiore 1964 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co. Ohio R mile 84.2 Iced-in above Pike island Locks & Dam
L. Fiore 1964 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co.
L. Wade Childress 1948 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA the Valley line Co. Ohio R mile 94 AEP
L.J. Sullivan 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Valley Line Co. Ohio R mile 981
L.J. Sullivan 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Valley Line Co. Leased to Chromalloy
L.R. Chapman 1955 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Hunter Marine Transport, Inc. Ohio R mile 980.9 at Cairo
L.W. Sweet 1950 Sturgeon Bay Shpbldg. & Dry Dock Co. Union 76 Div. of Union Oil of Cal., Marine Div. Ohio R mile 84.2 Pike Island Locks & Dam
La Salle 1952 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Operated by Igert, Inc. 1987
La Salle 1952 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Transport Towing Co. Ohio R mile 89.1 1980
Lady Barbara 1976 Scully Bros. Boat Builders Lane Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 0.8
Lady Gloria 1965 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Inland Oil And Transport Co.
Lady Julie 1973 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Inland Oil And Transport Co. L Miss R mile 536.9
Lady Kimberly 1963 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Inland Oil And Transport Co.
Lady Mary 1939 St. Louis Ship AM&O Towing Aug 1972, Lady Mary assists at ‘Laying a Pipeline’ in the Ohio River at Wheeling, WV
Lady Mignon 1974 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Inland Oil And Transport Co.
Lady Myrna 1980 Albert Ortis Boat Bldg. St. Mary Towing Co.
Lainey Jones 1980 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Canal Barge Co. Inc. 1988
Laura Lee 1957 St, Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. C.&G Operating Co., Inc. L Miss R mile 531
Lea Roberts 1982 Superior Boat Works Brent Towing Co. (2)
Lea Roberts 1982 Superior Boat Works Brent Towing Co. Pike Island Locks & Dam
Lea Roberts 1982 Superior Boat Works Brent Towing Co.
Lelia C. Shearer 1956 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP Ohio R mile 94
Lelia C. Shearer 1956 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
Leo Bartel 1976 Paducah Marine Ways Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 980.8 Cairo
Leo Bartel 1976 Paducah Marine Ways Waterfront Services Co. Ohio R mile 980.3
Leonard L. 1979 Superior Boat Works Lalande towing, Inc. Ohio R mile 981
Leonidas Polk 1961 Southern Shipbldg. Corp, Canal Barge Line Co., Inc.
Leonidas Polk 1961 Southern Shipbldg. Corp, Canal Barge Line Co., Inc. (2)
Leopard 1958 Humboldt Boat Service St. Louis Fuel & Supply Co. L Miss R mile 179.8
Leta Jane 1959 Greenville Barge Construction Corp. M&M Transportation Co., Inc.
Leviticus 1976 Superior Boat Works Retractable pilothouse Dow Chemical Co. Ohio R mile 981
Liberty Belle Charter Boat in 1978
Lil Arthur 1963 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. SCNO Landing with Kansas City L Miss R mile 197
Lillian G. 1967 Mississippi Marine Corp. Mon River Towing, Inc.
Lillian G. 1967 Mississippi Marine Corp. Mon River Towing, Inc. (2)
Linda A. 1982 Meramec Marine Shipyard Apex Towing Co. L Miss R mile 197
Linda L. Tolen 1955 Parker Bros. Shipyard Tolen Marine, Inc. Ohio R mile 981
Little Edward 1960 Marietta Mfg. Co. Marietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc.
Little Edward 1960 Marietta Mfg. Co. Marietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc. (2)
Little Rock 1973 SteelShip Corp. Eby Construction Co.
Long Beach 1975 Halter Marine Services Scott Chotin, Inc.
Lori-Ann 1966 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. John’s Towing Co.
Lori-Ann 1966 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. John’s Towing Co. (2)
Louis Frank 1971 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Retractable pilothouse Inland Oil & Transport Co.
Louis Frank 1971 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Retractable pilothouse Inland Oil & Transport Co. (2)
Louisiana 1947 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Midland Enterprises, Inc. Ohio R mile 86
Lucy lee 1940 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Triangle Marine, Inc. Ohio R mile 125.3Courtest Liberty Marine Photos
Lydia E. Campbell 1973 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Retractable pilothouse Canal Barge Co., Inc.
Lydia E. Campbell 1973 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Retractable pilothouse Canal Barge Co., Inc. (2)
Lynn B. 1967 Kelso Shipyard Parker Bros. & Co. at Paducah
  • Photo Credits
  • Lucy Lee Towboat photo courtesy Liberty Marine Photos

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