TOWBOAT PHOTOS JOHN BOWMAN’s COLOR BOAT PHOTOS M – Q Post 4 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 70 Starting with “M

Mack Gamble 1967 Yates Marine Construction Co., Wheeling, WV Bellaire Marine Service Dry Dock
Mack Gamble 1967 Yates Marine Construction Co., Wheeling, WV Bellaire Marine Service Pike Island Locks & Dam Pilothouse
Mack Gamble 1967 Yates Marine Construction Co., Wheeling, WV Bellaire Marine Service Pike Island Locks & Dam
Magnolia 1950 Alexander Shipyard Trotter Towing Corp.
Majestic 1987 Patti Shipyards Gateway Clipper, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
Majestic 1987 Patti Shipyards Gateway Clipper, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA (2)
Margaret K. 1974 Scully Bros. Boat Builders Columbia Marine Service, Inc. Willow Island Locks Ohio R mile 161.7
Margaret O. 1974 St. Louis Ship Chotin Transportation, Inc.
Marie M.G. 1985 D.H.&D. Ironworks, Inc. G&S Towing Co.
Marilyn Ann 1952 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA C&M Marine, Inc.
Marine 1969 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Marine Transport Co. Ohio R mile 94 1977
Mark Eastin 1957 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. M G Transport Services, Inc. Lock 19
Mark Eastin 1957 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. M G Transport Services, Inc. (2)
Mark Eastin 1957 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. M G Transport Services, Inc. Ohio R mile 171.9 Marietta, OH
Marlin 1968 Superior Boat Works Waterways Marine, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Martha Denton 1975 Mainstream Shipyards Ingram Barge Co.
Martin G. 1965 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Mon River Towing, Inc. Leaving Emsworth 1983
Mary Ann 1973 Superior Boat Works Mississippi Marine Transport Co.
Mary Claire 1974 United Shipbldg. & Repair Gulf Atlantic Transport Corp.
Mary Francis Rogers 1960 Serodino, Inc. Greenville Gravel Co. L Miss R mile 537.1 Entering Lake Ferguson
Mary Gail 1980 Eymard & Sons Shipyard Consolidated CGB Marine Services
Mary Lou 1985 Quality Shipyards, Inc. Mid-South towing Co.
Mary Lou S. 1974 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Retractable pilothouse Apex Towing Co.
Mary Rose 1975 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Marine Transport Co. 1977
Mary Rose 1984 Thrift Shipbldg. & Repair Imperial Towing, Inc.
Master Timothy a Fishing Boat at Houma, LA
Mathies 1951 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Consolidation Coal Co. Leased to Twin Rivers Towing Co.
Maurice F. Alverson 1960 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. M G Transport Services, Inc. Pike Island Locks & Dam
Maurice F. Alverson 1960 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. M G Transport Services, Inc.
Max-K. 1968 Yates Marine Construction Co. J&C Towing Corp. Wheeling, WV
Max-K. 1968 Yates Marine Construction Co. J&C Towing Corp. (2)
Max-K. 1968 Yates Marine Construction Co. J&C Towing Corp. (3)
Max-K. 1968 Yates Marine Construction Co. J&C Towing Corp. and Chuckie D. 1952 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. J&C Towing Corp. Wheeling, WV 1986
Max-K. 1968 Yates Marine Construction Co. then in So. Charleston, WV Standard Sand & Gravel Co.
McDonalds Restaurant
Megan Beesecker 1957 American Marine Corp. Tennessee Valley Towing and a few ducks 1992
Memphis Queen Excursion Boat Memphis Queen Line L Miss R mile 734.7
Memphis Showboat L Miss R mile 736
Merlin Banta 1946 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Plaquemine Towing Corp.
Michael McBride 1956 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Five M. Transportation Corp. Ohio R mile 94.6
Mike Breen 1980 Albert Ortis Boat Bldg. American Commercial Barge Line Leased to Inland Tugs Co. Ohio R mile 979.4
Mingo 1948 Smith Marine Corp. American Marine Corp.
Miss Catherine 1974 Forked Island Shipyard Berwick Bay Oil Co., Inc. L Miss R mile 54
Miss Faye 1974 United Shipbldg. & Repair DuBois Marine & Towing Co., Inc.
Miss Jane 1981 Albert Ortis Boat Bldg. Sadhen, Inc.
Miss Jules 1980 Eymard & Sons Shipyard CGB Marine Services (2)
Miss Jules 1980 Eymard & Sons Shipyard CGB Marine Services for Consolidated Grain & Barge Co.
Miss Kae-D. 1977 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Flowers Transportation, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Miss Kathy 1978 Superior Boat Works Mississippi Marine Transport Co.
Miss Margaret 1981 Tide Water Marine, Inc. Anthony J. Bertucci Construction Co., Inc. Ohio R mile 981
Miss Sterling 1926 Marietta Mfg. Co. chain-driven Sternwheel with Spike Crain 1968 Superior Boat Works Crain Bros., Inc.
Mississippi III Barbour Metal Boat Works Phil’s Towing Co.
Mister Charlie Neale 1978 Marine Builders, Inc. Neale Marine Transportation & Fleeting
Mister Charlie Walker 1959 St. Louis Ship Walker Towing Corp.
Mitchell I 1971 Barbour Metal Boat Works Ohio Power Co. Mitchell Power Plant Moundsville, WV
Mitchell I 1971 Barbour Metal Boat Works Ohio Power Co. Mitchell Power Plant Moundsville, WV (2)
Mobile Island 1984 Hunt’s SteelShip Corp. SCNO Barge Lines L Miss R mile 179.8
Molly Ann 1974 Todd Shipyards Corp. Alamo Barge Lines, Inc.
Mountain State 1965 Yates Marine Construction Co. Haney Barge Line, Inc.
Mr. Aldo 1975 Jeffboat, Inc. Mississippi River Grain, Barge Div. L Miss R mile 537
Mr. Bucky 1976 Main Iron Works Cheramie Towing Corp. at Houma, LA
Mr. Clyde Dunlap 1955 Parker Bros. Shipyard Holinger Transportation, Inc.
Mr. Criss 1955 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA rebuilt in 1980 Serodino, Inc. Bristol Steel & Iron Works
Mr. Jesse Barr 1949 American Bridge Co. G&C Towing, Inc.
Mr. Joey 1973 Jeffboat, Inc. Louisiana Towboat Co. L Miss R mile 0
Mr. Paul 1975 Jeffboat, Inc. Louisiana Towboat Co. L Miss R mile 0.8
Mr. Russell L Miss R mile 198.8
Myra H. 1967 Superior Boat Works Haney Barge Line, Inc.
Myra H. 1967 Superior Boat Works Haney Barge Line, Inc. (2)
Myra H. 1967 Superior Boat Works Haney Barge Line, Inc. (3)

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 16 Starting with “N

Nancy Allen 1976 Rayco Shipbuilders & Repair Eagle Marine Industries, Inc. L Miss R mile 179
Nancy Sturgis 1976 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp.
Nancy Sturgis 1976 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp. (2)
National Freedom 1973 Main Iron Works Retractable pilothouse National Marine Service, Inc. at Hannibal Courtesy Liberty Marine Photos
Nell 1964 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Crounse Corp.
Nell 1964 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Crounse Corp. (2)
Nelson M. Broadfoot 1949 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Ingram Barge Co.
Newter 1949 Slidel, LA Crain Bros., Inc.
Newter 1949 Slidel, LA Crain Bros., Inc. (2)
Nina Sue 1947 F.B. Walker & Sons Paducah Marine Transportation Systems, Inc.
Nohab Express 1972 Halter Marine Services Spanier Marine Corp. L Miss R mile 537
Nonnie 1982 Balehi Marine, Inc. Bailey Coke Transport, Inc.
Nora Pickett 1976 Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp. Coastal Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Normania 1972 Missouri Valley Steel Norman Bros., Inc. Alton Illinois R
Northern 1968 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Union Mechling Corp. Ohio R 934.9 Padukah, KY
Northern 1968 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Western Kentucky Navigation, Inc.

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 12 Starting with “O

O.H. Ingram 1965 St. Louis Ship Ingram Barge Co. L Miss R mile 537
Ole Miss 1936 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Originally Steam-Powered converted to Diesel in 1960 Valley Towing Service
Oliver C. Shearer 1961 Marietta Mfg. Co. Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
Oliver C. Shearer 1961 Marietta Mfg. Co. Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP (2)
Olmstead 1980 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Ona Fae 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Swift Marine, Inc.
Ona Fae 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Seift Marine, Inc. (2)
Onward 1941 Calumet Shipyard & Dry Dock Co. Retractable pilothouse Onward Towing, Inc.
Onward 1941 Calumet Shipyard & Dry Dock Co. Retractable pilothouse Onward Towing, Inc. (2)
Onward 1947 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. G&C Towing
Orco 1961 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Company under the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, see the ‘Marsh Wheeling Stogies‘ sign
Orco 1961 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Company

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 47 Starting with “P

Paducah Dispatcher 1981 Marine Builders, Inc. Molloy Marine Service, Inc. and Hazel 1975 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp.
Pairie Dawn 1968 St. Louis Ship Wisconsin Barge Line L Miss R mile 363.8
Pam (Ruble) 1958 Yates Marine Construction Co. Wheeling, WV Moundsville, WV Ferry Co.
Pamela Katherine 1979 Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp. Michel Marine, Inc. Ohio R mile 981
Parkersburg in Dry Dock 1956 Barbour Metal Boat Works Consolidation Coal Co., Ohio Valley Div. Moundsville, WV
Parkersburg 1956 Barbour Metal Boat Works Consolidation Coal Co., Ohio Valley Div.
Parthenon 1981 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Spartan Transportation Corp.
Pat Breem 1972 Jeffboat, Inc. Inland Tugs Co. Willow Island Locks Ohio R mile 161.7
Pat Chotin 1965 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Midland Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
Pat Chotin 1965 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Patrica B. 1978 Barbour Metal Boat Works Inland River Service, Inc. L Miss R mile 201.8
Patricia I Hart 1978 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Ingram Barge Co.
Patrick M. 1952 Maxon Construction Co. Five M Transportation Corp.
Patriot 1975 Missouri Valley Steel Traylor Bros., Inc. Ohio R mile 934.9
Patty Ann Port of St. Louis 1986 Marine Builders, Inc. Tower Rock Stone Co. Div. of Luhr Bros., Inc.
Paul G. Blazer 1987 Quality Shipyards Ashland Oil, Inc. Ohio R mile 94.2
Paul G. Blazer 1987 Quality Shipyards Ashland Oil, Inc. (2)
Paul G. Blazer 1987 Quality Shipyards Ashland Oil, Inc.
Paul H. Chotin 1963 Avondale Shipyards Chotin Transportation, Inc.
Paul H. Legeay 1982 Inland Marine Construction Evansville Barge & Marine Service, Inc. Ohio R mile 979.4
Peace 1967 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Union Mechling Corp., Pittsburgh Ohio R mile 122
Pearl B. 1956 J&S Shipbldg. Corp. Butler Marine, Inc.
Pebble Beach 1981 Baalehi Marine, Inc. Scott Chotin, Inc. Ohio R mile 979.4
Peck Cranston 1949 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Good Hope Transportation, Inc. Wheeling Suspension Bridge Ohio R mile 90.2
Pegasus 1982 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Spartan Transportation Corp. L Miss R mile 2.6
Penny Eckstein 1957 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Fluviomar International Willow Island
Pere Marquette 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Marquette Transportation Co., Inc. L Miss R mile 0.8
Pere Marquette 1976 with Trojan Warrior 1976 Ohio R mile 81.2 1978 1st out of the (2) New Dravo Boats
Peter Fanchi 1977 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R mile 537 Warfield Point Park Greenville, MS
Peter Fanchi 1977 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Philo 1930 Charleston, WV 1953 rebuild R.J. Brown Towing Co.
Phyllis 1973 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Alter Barge Line, Inc. L Miss R mile 196.9
Phyllis Lay 1957 Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co. BHT
Piasa 1958 Missouri Valley Steel Norman Bros., Inc. L Miss R mile 205.4
Pioneer 1934 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Allegheny Towing, Inc.
Pleasants K. 1979 Dravo SteelShip Corp. serving Monongahela POower Co., Potomac Edison Co, and West Penn Power Co.
Pleasants K. 1979 Dravo SteelShip Corp. serving Pleasants Power Station, Willow Island, WV (2)
Pleasants K. 1979 Dravo SteelShip Corp. serving Pleasants Power Station, Willow Island, WV
Polar Express 1973 Halter Marine Services Spanier Marine Corp. L Miss R mile 531.2
Pollliwog 1950 Sturgeon Bay Shipbldg. & Dry Dock Co. Williamson Leasing Co., Inc
Polly Jo 1963 Belle Chasse, LA rebuilt in 1978 C&H Marine L Miss R mile 273.4
Prairie State 1956 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Midwest Towing Co. at Paducah
Presager 1975 Halter Marine Services Energy Transport Services, Inc. L Miss R
President Excursion Boat 1925 Midland Barge Co. rebuilt 1978 Streckfus Steamers, Inc.
President Excursion Boat 1925 Midland Barge Co. rebuilt 1978 Streckfus Steamers, Inc. (2)
President Excursion Boat 1925 Midland Barge Co. rebuilt 1978 Streckfus Steamers, Inc. (3)
Prosperity 1982 St. Louis Ship Wisconsin Barge Line, Inc. L Miss R mile 363

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 5 Starting with “Q

Quarto II 1974 Marine Builders, Inc. North American Coal Corp. Powhatan PT., Ohio
Quarto II 1974 Marine Builders, Inc. North American Coal Corp. Powhatan PT., Ohio (2)
Queen City 1957 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co.
Queen City 1973 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Operated by Inland Marine Service, Inc. Hebron, KY (2)
Queen City 1973 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Operated by Inland Marine Service, Inc. Hebron, KY (3)

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