TOWBOAT PHOTOS JOHN BOWMAN’s COLOR BOAT PHOTOS U – W Post 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 3 Starting with “U

Ulysses 1982 Jeffboat, Inc. on the Right, Spartan Transportation Corp. L Miss R mile 196.9
United States 1958 St, Louis Ship Federal Barge Lines, Inc. courtesy Dan T. Massie
Universal Trader 1967 St. Louis Ship Retractable pilothouse Midland Enterprises, Inc. L Miss R 536.9 SB

U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Corps of Engineers 10 Boat Photos

Bouy Tender at Houma, LA
Bow Thruster Unit Dixie Carriers Inc., Houston at Houma, LA in 1978
Chippewa 1965 Maxon Const. Co. Coast Guard Cutter 75404 Buoy Tender Ohio R mile 89
Coast Guard Cutter Chippewa 1965 Maxon Const. Co. and Coast Guard Cutter Cimarron 1960 Platzer Shipyard, Buoy Tenders
Dogwood 1941 Dubuque Boat & Boiler Co. U.S. Coast Guard St. louis
Osage 1962 Gibbs Corp. U.S. Coast Guard 65505 St. Louis
Derrickboat No. 7 with barge U.S. Corps of Engineers Pike Island Locks & Dam
LCV 1680 U.S. Navy L Miss R mile 0.8 Oct 2, 1987
Weatherwood 1947 Sturgeon Bay Shipbldg. & Dry Dock Co., U.S. Coast Guard Entering Lake Ferguson L Miss R mile 537.1
U.S. Corps of Engineers Dredging the Ohio River mile 92 at Wheeling, WV

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 15 Starting with “V

V.W. Meythaler 1973 Jeffboat, Inc. American Barge Line Co. Ohio R mile 87.6 Cold Winter Day
Valley Voyager 1984 Marine Builders, Inc. Sternwheel excursion boat. Tri-State River Cruises, Inc. Ohio R mile 87.6
Valvolene 1949 St. Louis Ship Ashland Oil, Inc. Ashland, KY UB Ohio R mile 87.6
Valvolene 1987 Quality Shipyards, Houma, LA Ashland Oil, Inc.
Valvolene 1949 St. Louis Ship Ashland Oil, Inc. Ashland, KY UB Ohio R mile 87.6
Ashland Oil’s Valvolene North Bound at Ohio River mile 87.6 heading towards Sister Islands and Pike Island Locks & Dam
Vernon G. 1978 Garber Bros., Inc. Morgan City, LA, Houma, LA
Vickie 1976 Markham & Brown, Inc. N. Little Rock Luhr Bros., Inc. L Miss R mile 2.6 SB
Vicksburg‘s Mid-River Services Refill, Contact II, and Geo B. Commins Towboats at L Miss R mile 436.6
Vicksburg‘s Mid-River Services Thomas L Mints, George L. Martin, and Barbara Martin Towboats L Miss R mile 436.6
Viking Queen 1975 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Wisconsin Barge Line, Inc. Ohio R mile 980.7
Virginia K. 1945 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA originally named Cornell Ohio R mile 96.4 1971 Liberty Marine Photos
Vivian McGinnis 1976 Ashland DryDocking Co. Portsmouth Drydocking Co. Ohio R mile 202.9
Vos-K 1940 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. G&C Towing, Inc. Ohio R mile 126.4 Hannibal Locks & Dam
Vulcan 1952 St. Louis Ship Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Pittsburgh

TOWBOAT PHOTOS 39 Starting with “W

W.A. Kerman 1974 Jeffboat, Inc. American Commercial Barge Lines, Inc. UB
W.A. Kerman 1974 Jeffboat, Inc. American Commercial Barge Lines, Inc.
W.H. Shaver, Jr. 1961 Barbour Metal Boat Works Tri-State Materials Parkersburg, WV SB Ohio R mile 249.4
W.J. Barta 1974 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA The Valley Line Co.
W.J. Simpson 1951 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. rebuilt in 1985 C&C Marine Maintenance Co. Georgetown, PA
W.M. Robinson 1978 Marine Builders, Inc. Appalachian Power Co. AEP, Mountaineer Powerplant, New Haven, WV
W.O. Watson 1974 Houma (LA) Welders, Inc. American Commercial Lines, Inc.
W.P. Jackson 1972 Mississippi Marine Corp. Apex Towing Co.
Walley Roller 1974 Houma (LA) Welders, Inc. American Commercial Lines, Inc. Inland Tugs Co.
Walter C. Beckjord 1955 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co. SB
Walter E. Blessey 1981 Dravo SteelShip Corp. Blessey Enterprises, Inc. New Orleans
Walter E. Blessey 1981 Dravo SteelShip Corp. Blessey Enterprises, Inc.
Walter Hagestad 1978 Superior Boat Works Retractable pilothouse Canal Barge Co., Inc. Entering Belleville Locks & Dam SB Ohio R mile 203
Walter Hagestad 1978 Superior Boat Works Retractable pilothouse Canal Barge Co., Inc. Great Reflection!
Wanda B. 1987 Superior Boat Works Consolidated Coal Co.
Warren 1941 Calumet Ship Yard & Dry Dock Co. Drake Towing Co. and Envoy 1965 Hillman Barge & Construction Co.
Warren 1941 Calumet Ship Yard & Dry Dock Co. Drake Towing Co.
Warren W. Hines 1982 Jeffboat, Inc. Hines, Inc. Bowling Green, KY
Washington 1968 Jeffboat, Inc. Security Barge Line, Inc. Leaving New Cumberland Locks SB Ohio R mile 55
Wesley-M. 1948 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Five M. Transportation Corp.
Western 1956 Dravo Corp. Neville Island, PA Union Mechling Corp. SB
Whayne H. 1948 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Hougland Marine Service Div., Marmac Corp.
Whayne H. 1948 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Hougland Marine Service
White House 1968 Barbour Metal Boat Works Ray B. Potts Sardis, Ohio
William Clark 1948 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Hines, Inc. NB Ohio R mile 252.3
William F. Plettner 1982 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA MG Transport Services, Inc.
William H. 1958 Barbour Metal Boat Works AM&O Towing, Inc. UB Ohio R mile 86.9
William J. Stewart 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP DB Ohio R mile 122
William J. Stewart 1976 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. AEP Hannibal Locks & Dam NB Ohio R Mile 126.7
William N. Liggett 1981 Jeffboat, Inc. MG Transport Services, Inc. (2)
William N. Liggett 1981 Jeffboat, Inc. MG Transport Services, Inc.
Wilmington 1941 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Retractable pilothouse G&C Towing, Inc. UB
Wilmington 1941 St. Louis Shipbldg. & Steel Co. Retractable pilothouse G&C Towing, Inc.
Winnie C. 1978 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Campbell Barge Line, Inc. Entering Dashields Locks Ohio R mile 13.3
Winnie C. 1978 Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA Campbell Barge Line, Inc.
Winterville 1946 Greenville Mfg. Co. J.O. Smith, Vicksburg Entering Lake Ferguson L Miss R mile 537.1
Wm. F. Earthman 1978 Nashville (TN) Bridge Co. Retractable pilothouse Ingram Barge Co. L Miss mile 203
Wm. H. Zimmer 1962 St. Louis Ship R&W Marine, Inc. DB
Wm. H. Zimmer 1962 St. Louis Ship The Ohio River Co. SB Ohio R mile 126.1
  • Photo Credits
  • United States Towboat photo courtesy Dan T. Massie

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