TOWBOAT PHOTOS JOHN BOWMAN’s COLOR BOAT PHOTOS R – T Post 5 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 42 Starting with “R

R.E. Doyle, Jr. 1977 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
R.H. O’Neill 1976 Houma Welders, Inc. American Barge Line Co.
R.I. Brubaker 1953 Arnold V. Walker Shipyard Lafayette Marine Service, Inc.
R.L. Ireland 1952 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Consolidation Coal Co. Twin Rivers Towing Co. serving Ireland Mine and AEP Kammer Power Plant
Rachael 1975 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp.
Ralph B. 1967 Larose Shipyard Marlin Marine Corp.
Ralph E. Plagge 1976 St. Louis Ship The Ohio river Co. Willow Island Locks & Dam Ohio R mile 161.7
Ralph E. Plagge 1976 St. Louis Ship The Ohio river Co. Willow Island Locks & Dam Ohio R mile 161.7 (2)
Ram 1955 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA M G Transport Services, Inc.
Randy (Ruble) 1957 Yates Marine Construction Co. Wheeling, WV Moundsville, WV Ferry Co.
Ranger 1954 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Dravo Mechling Corp.
Ray A. Eckstein 1960 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Wisconsin Barge Line Courtesy Dan T. Massie
Red Marvel 1955 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. rebuilt in 1982 at Paducah Mound City Sand Co. 1983
Reddy K. 1966 Grafton Boat Co. Monongahela Power Co., Maidsville, WV
Rhododendron. In 1963, the towboat Jane Rhea towed the Showboat Rhododendron around the state of West Virginia commemorating the state’s 100th anniversary. Rhododendron, West Virginia’s state flower
Richard C. 1958 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Campbell Transportation Co.
Richard C. Young 1973 Jeffboat, Inc. Inland Tugs Co.
Richard E. Girouard 1974 Graenville Shipbldg. Corp. Retractable pilothouse Apex Towing Co.
Richard E. Hodges 1977 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA American Comercial Lines
Rides Ferry 1955 Yates Marine Construction Gilbert Harmon, Sardis, Ohio Liberty Marine Photos
Rita Barta 1966 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA with W.J. Barta 1974 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Valley Line Co.
Robert A. Kyle 1982 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R Moore’s Landing and a Leaf
Robert H. Long 1981 Marine Builders, Inc Green River Towing Paducah
Robert P. Tibolt 1962 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc.
Robert P. Tibolt 1962 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. (2)
Robert P. Tibolt 1962 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. (3)
Robert R. Jewell 1977 St. Louis Ship Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP
Robin 1950 Missouri Barge Line Arrow Transportation Co. Ohio R mile 979.4
Robin-B. 1951 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA C&J Towing, Inc.
Roy L. 1945 Cape Girardeau rebuilt 1967 Jack Yates See John Bowman Model Crain Bros., Inc. Liberty Marine Photos
ROY L. Towboat and Barge Model by John Bowman
Roy Mechling 1965 St. louis Ship Union Mechling Corp. Pittsburgh Hanibal Locks Ohio R mile 126.7
Roy Mechling 1965 St. louis Ship Western Kentucky Navigation, Inc. 1987
Russ Mobley 1975 Marine Builders, Inc. Bellaire Marine Service. What a Reflection!
Russ Mobley 1975 Marine Builders, Inc. Bellaire Marine Service Bellaire, Ohio (2)
Russ Mobley 1975 Marine Builders, Inc. Bellaire Marine Service Bellaire, Ohio (3)
Russ, a Supply Vessel at Houma, La
Rusty Flowers 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Flowers Transportation, Inc.
Rusty Flowers 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Flowers Transportation, Inc. with Jesse Flowers L Miss R mile 204 1987
Ruth Brent 1966 Greenville, MS, Brent Towing Co. Lock 52 Paducah
Ruth D. Jones 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA SCF Transportation, Inc. Ohio R mile 979.4

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 60 Starting with “S

Sally Archer 1974 St. Louis Ship American River Transportation Co. L Miss R mile 2.5
Sam M. Fleming 1976 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Retractable pilothouse Ingram Barge Co.
San Antonio Rose a Fishing Boat
Sandy Drake 1976 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp. DB
Sandy Drake 1976 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp. UB
Sandy Drake 1976 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp.
Sara Page 1966 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp.
Sarah E. Thomas 1975 Scully Bros. Boat Builders Marine Expediting Co. Ohio R mile 981 at Cairo
Sarah Elizabeth 1969 St. Louis Ship B&H Towing, Inc.
Scot G. 1976 Garber Bros., Inc. Morgan City, LA
Senator Sam 1968 Superior Boat Works Arts Fleeting Service, Inc. L Miss R mile 179
Sheryl 1966 St. Louis (MO) Ship Luhr Bros., Inc. L Miss R mile 0.8
Shirley1965 Hillman Barge & Construction Co., Brownsville, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. at Lakin, WV
Show Me State 1979 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Cargo Carriers L Miss R mile 0.5
Sir Douglas 1955 Humboldt Boat Service Canton Marine Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 343
Sir Earl 1961 Humboldt Boat Service Canton Marine Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 309
Sir Frederick 1984 Verret Shipyard Canton Marine Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 343.3
Sir Randall 1971 Humboldt Boat Service Canton Marine Towing, Inc. Lock 20 L Miss R mile 343.3
Sir Robert 1982 Eymard & Sons Shipyard Eymard Towing Co. Lock 2 Mill R mile 343.3
Sir William 1974 Grafton Boat Co. Canton Marine Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 343.3
Sir-Ene 1978 Midsouth Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp. Canton Marine Towing, Inc. L Miss R mile 309
Solvay 1947 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. R&W Marine, Inc. DB
Solvay 1947 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. R&W Marine, Inc. UB
Solvay 1947 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. R&W Marine, Inc.
Sondra B. 1968 St. Louis Ship Apex Towing Co. Ohio R mile 84
Sonny Ivey 1976 Houma (LA) Welders, Inc. Inland Tugs Co.
Southern 1972 St. Louis Ship Dravo Mechling DB
Southern 1972 St. Louis Ship. Dravo Mechling UB
Spartan 1975 SteelShip Corp. Spartan Transportation Corp.
Stacey Grace 1981 Rayco Shipbuilders & Repairs Tennessee Valley Towing
Stanton K. Smith 1952 Missouri Boat & Marine Co. Arrow Transportation Co. Lock 52 Paducah
Ste. Genevieve L Miss R mile 205.9
Steel Clipper 1967 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co.
Steel Explorer 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc.
Steel Express 1966 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. DB
Steel Express 1966 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. UB
Steel Express 1966 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Now Ohio Barge Line, Inc. DB
Steel Forwarder 1971 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. UB
Steel Forwarder 1971 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. UB
Steel Forwarder 1971 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. UB
Steel Leader 1969 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. DB Ohio R mile 93.7
Steel Leader 1969 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. UB
Steel Patriot 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc.
Steel Pioneer 1967 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc.
Steel Ranger 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co.
Steel Ranger 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. Hannibal Locks DB Ohio R mile 126.4
Steel Rover 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. L Miss R mile 0.8
Steel Rover 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc.
Steel Rover 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. UB
Steel Trader 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. UB
Steel Trader 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ingram Barge Co. UB (2)
Steel Trader 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. DB
Steel Trader 1965 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Ohio Barge Line, Inc. Ohio R mile 96.1
Stephanie M. 1952 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Standard Sand & Gravel Co. Wheeling
Sue Chappell 1975 St. Louis Ship Crounse Corp. Ohio R mile 133
Sugarland 1968 Port Allen Marine Service Retractable pilothouse Scott Chotin, Inc.
Sunflower 1973 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Flowers Transportation, Inc. L Miss R mile 537
SuperAmerica 1987 Quality Shipyards Ashland Oil, Inc.
Superior 1960 Superior Boat Works Lawson & Lawson Towing Co., Inc. Lock 20 L Miss R mile 343
Superior 1960 Superior Boat Works Lawson & Lawson Towing Co., Inc.
Suzanne Smith 1971 Bludworth Shipyard Alamo Barge Lines, Inc.

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 29 Starting with “T

T.M. Norsworthy 1952 Parker Bros. Shipyard Houston Barge Line, Inc.
Tallahatche 1974 Marathon Shipbldg. Co. Luhr Bros., Inc. L Miss R mile 734.7
Tamera Pickett 1981 Verret Shipyard Coastal Towing, Inc. courtesy Liberty Marine Photos
Tara Ann 1960 Vickers Towing Co. Huffman Towing Co. L Miss R mile 179
Terri Lynn 1974 Larose Shipyard Thibodeaux Marine Service, Inc. Ohio R mile 181.2
Texas in Ice, 1930 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Houston Barge Line, Inc.
Texas Rose 1948 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Gray Line 1987
The Edison Queen 1971 Yates Marine Construction Co., Charleston, WV Ohio Edison Co., Stratton, Ohio
Theresa Seley 1958 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Seley Power, Inc. Ohio R mile 979.4
Theresa Seley 1958 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Seley Power, Inc. Leased to Ormet Corp Ohio R. mile 123.5
Thomas W. Martin 1968 St. Louis Ship G.W. Gladers Towing Co. Ohio R mile 123
Three Rivers Lady 1979 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Harcon Barge Co.
Three Rivers Lady 1979 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Triangle Shifting & Fleeting Service Co. L Miss R 537 NB
Three Rivers 1964 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Three Rivers Towing 1978 NB
Thruston B. Morton 1978 Jeffboat, Inc. American Commercial Lines, Inc. Inland Tugs Co. L Miss R mile 363.8
Titan 1953 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Mon River Towing, Inc.
Tom McConnell 1970 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Peavey Co. L Miss R mile 179.8
Tom Sawyer Excursion Boat 1966 Dubuque Boat & Boiler Co. Streckfus Steamers, Inc. L Miss R mile 179.8 1987
Tom Talbert 1972 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. courtesy Dan T. Massie
Tom Talbert 1972 St. Louis Ship Midland Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R mile 363.8
Trade Winds 1949 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Standard Sand & Gravel Co. Wheeling, WV SB
Trade Winds 1949 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Standard Sand & Gravel Co. Wheeling, WV SB (2)
Trade Winds 1949 Hillman Barge & Construction Co. Standard Sand & Gravel Co. Wheeling, WV
Transporter 1975 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. McBride Towing Co., Inc.
Triad 1953 St. Louis Ship Massman Construction Co.
Tri-State 1972 Greenville Shipbldg. Corp. Ashland Oil, Inc. DB Ohio R mile 122
Trojan Warrior 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA 1978 1st day out at Pike Island Locks & Dam Ohio R mile 84.2
Trojan Warrior 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Entered Service Nov 1978 LaPlace Towing Corp.
Tug Boat Annie 1980 St. Louis Ship Waterfront Services Co. Cairo, IL Ohio R mile 979.4
  • Photo Credits
  • Ray A. Eckstein Towboat photo courtesy Dan T. Massie
  • Rides Ferry Towboat photo courtesy Liberty Marine Photos]
  • Roy L. Towboat photo courtesy Liberty Marine Photos
  • Tamera Picket Towboat photo courtesy Liberty Marine Photos
  • Tom Talbert Towboat photo courtesy Dan T. Massie

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