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  • The Mac McGinnis, photographed on September 24, 2002, southbound on the Ohio River at Mile 483. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • The Mv. Magnolia, downbound on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Mo., on March 2, 2006. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • Magnolia Marineís Mv. Magnolia (1) on the Upper Mississippi River at Hastings, Minn., on March 28, 2005. “Hey, take my picture!”, a crewman seems to be saying. So photographer did. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • Mv. Magnolia (2), Magnolia Marine, March 28, 2005. The vessel is shown in the process of making a turn under the U.S. 61 high level bridge on the Upper Mississippi River at Hastings, Minn. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • Mv. Magnolia (3) shows Magnolia Marineís vessel coming through the Milwaukee lift bridge on the Upper Mississippi River at Hastings, Minn., on March 28, 2005. The Magnolia was the first tow through Hastings, and it was quite an event, as many people, and a helicopter, turned out to see it. In the distance, not really visible in this picture, is Marquette Transportationís Theresa L. Wood. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • The Mv. Magnolia, left, (if our calculations havenít failed us) and the Mark Shurden, right, are shown breaking ice on Lake Pepin, St. Paul, Minn. As it turned out, the Magnolia was the first boat to reach St. Paul this season. She arrived on the afternoon of March 28. As usual, the lake ice only served as a temporary obstacle. In some places it was 25 inches thick. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Magnolia Marine Transit's Magnolia (1) eases down toward Lock #3 at Mile 797 on the Upper Mississippi River, with ARTCo's Lil Charley at the bow. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • ARTCo's Lil Charley gives a shove on Magnolia's (2) tow. The Upper Mississippi was running high, and the current would pull a tow toward the dam, just out of sight on the right. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • Magnolia Marine Transit's Mv. Magnolia (3) pulls into Upper Mississippi River Lock 3 alongside her tow. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • Magnolia Marine Transit's Magnolia (4) has given its tow a kick out of Lock 3 on the Upper Mississippi River and then reverses to get behind it. A few minutes of tightening the face wires and they are ready to head south. A little while later, the Magnolia set out her tow and went back up light boat to get one more barge, making it a three-barge tow. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • The Magnolia, of Magnolia Marine Transport, strikes a pose at the Keokuk, Iowa, riverfront on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Major, left, is shown working for Nelson Jones, Madison Coal & Supply, Charleston, W. Va. Copyright Capt. Ike Hastings.
  • Material Service Corporationís Mv. Mallard was photographed moving sand loads on the Illinois Waterway a mile north of the McCluggage Bridge on June 13, 2005. Copyright Jerry Milam.
  • Mv. Mallard pushing Material Service units of sand on the Illinois Waterway just off Grand View Drive in Peoria, Ill. Photographed on September 18, 2005, using long telephoto lens. Copyright Jerry Milam.
  • Mallard -- Departing the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway downbound (Summer 2002). Copyright Jon E. Habegger.
  • Mama Lere, photographed on the Ohio River in September 2002, at Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington, W.Va. Copyright Ernie Wright.
  • Here is the Map Runner, Ashland-Marathon's new harbor tug at Catlettsburg, Ky., photographed in March 2003. Copyright Joe E. Brown.
  • Mv. Marathon (Marathon Ashland Petroleum Co.) was southbound on October 4, 2006, with three loaded oil barges. She was finishing a set over single lock at Lock & Dam 13 on the Upper Mississippi River near Fulton, Ill. Copyright Jim Currens.
  • The Marc Miyasaki, making tow at New Orleans, La., on June 21, 2005. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Marcia Lynn, southbound on the Mississippi at Geismar, La., January 4, 2006. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Mv. Marcus Anthony (1) of Tri River Marine is shown with three jumbo coal loads at the mouth of Tenmile Creek, near Monongahela River Mile 66, on February 22, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • A good port side view of the Marcus Anthony (2) near the mouth of Tenmile Creek on the Monongahela River, Mile 66. She is pushing three jumbo coal loads in this downbound view photographed on February 22, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • The Margaret D northbound at Wabasha Bridge in St. Paul with two construction barges, on the way to a late-season project at Omaha Railroad bridge about two miles upstream. Submitted by Mike Murphy.
  • Mv. Marge Kovac, Mile 805 on the Lower Mississippi River on December 27, 2004. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • This photo of the Marge Kovac was taken when she was southbound at St. Francisville, La., lower Mississippi River, on February 3, 2003. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The head of the Marge McFarlin's (Pict. #4) tow has entered Kentucky Lake, and the wind is sitting her head over. She is having to throw another chunk of coal onto the fire to deal with this. Adding to this problem, she has her Jon boat over the side making a crew change. She was actually trying to her her spot there while the crew change was made, but the wind just wouldn't cooperate. This is the DOTTY JOHNSON in the background, headed up to help the THOMAS R.VORHOLT with her tow. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • The Marge McFarlin (Pict. #3) is headed through the canal toward Kentucky Lake. She is going under the bridge that foes into the TVA “Land Between the Lakes” area. Fifteen barges and a towboat pretty well fills up the canal. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • This picture is of the Marge McFarlin (Pict. #2), having made the swing into the canal from Lake Barkley with 15 empties, adding power, driving into the canal. She had been waiting her turn while the other two boats had cleared the area. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Mv. Margie Smith (#158-39) shown southbound at Lock 52 on the Ohio River on November 24, 1980. She is the former Jayne Hougland. Here she appears to be getting ready for boarding by the Coasties. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Marie MG of G&S Towing, upbound at Mile 84 on the Monongahela River, Greensboro, Pa., with a tow of stumbo coal loads. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • The Marine Star is shown downbound on the Mississippi River at St. Louis in the late afternoon on October 13, 2005. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • This was taken on August 12, 1895, in the Canal Dry Dock, which was added in 1889 and was located off of Price's Creek. The Marion was under construction with her hull completed and caulked and the tow knees and coaming with the roller chocks done. Seven members of the Canal Dry Dock were busy framing the main deck and placing the planks for the main deck flooring. You can also see on the port side, aft, the cylinder timbers where her ten-inch high pressure engines will set. Also note that braces are set to support the weight of the guards and the tow knees as well as set aft to support the weight of the cylinder timbers and fan tail. John R. Miller, Photo.
  • Mv. Mark G. Aron, northbound at Backbone Park, Grand Tower, Ill., Upper Mississippi River, on June 3, 2005. Copyright George E. Vincent.
  • The Mv. Mark K (1), northbound, Louisville Portland Canal on September 3, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Mv. Mark K (2), another view, northbound on the Louisville Portland Canal on September 3, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Mv. Mark Shurden heads up the Mississippi above Dubuque, Iowa, on April 18, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Magnolia Marine's Mv. Mark Shurden waits above Upper Mississippi River Lock 2 for the Cindy L. Erickson to clear. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • Mark Twain pilothouse and Robert L. (Bob) Miller in May 1953. Photographer John Miller describes the picture in his own words: “This is Robert L. (Bob) Miller at the young age of 30 onboard the sternwheeler Mark Twain, which was brought out of moth balls to be the lead boat in the parade for the opening of the Chain of Rocks Canal and what is known as Lock 27, which bypassed Sawyer Bend, if my memory serves me right, in May 1953, some 53 years ago. Boy does time fly! Dad was assigned to do a write up for Capt. Donald T. Wright, publisher/editor of “The Waterways Journal.” Needless to say, Dad was on Cloud Nine and he, along with his good friend Mabel Bartenhagen, a teacher from Muscatine, Iowa, rode aboard the Defense Plant Corporation boat Wake Island. This was taken after the Parade when Dad paid a visit on the Twain.” Posted by John Miller.
  • The Str. Mark Twain, then owned by Mississippi Valley Barge Line. It was taken out of retirement to head up the parade of boats to celebrate the opening of Lock 27 and the Chain of Rocks Canal in 1953. Scores of guests and onlookers lined the lock wall to witness the event. Shortly after this event, the Mark Twain was tied up for good and later dismantled. The photographer in this case was Bob Miller. Posted by John Robert Miller.
  • Markham, Chris - author of “Mississippi Odyssey” - submitted by Chris Markham
  • Martha Denton of Ingram Barge, shown in this picture around 2000, arriving at the Cumberland Mine Landing on the upper Monongahela River. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Martha Lynn begins the transformation from Mid-South to TECO BARGE LINE, taken at the St. Francisville, La., ferry on July 18, 2002. She was southbound. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The Martha Mac, 3,200 hp. and measuring 165 x 35 feet, was photographed while southbound on the Upper Mississippi River below Cape Girardeau, Mo., in August 1992. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Martha Mac -- Entering the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway upbound. (Summer 2002). Copyright Jon E. Habegger.
  • Martha Mac (#272-14) entering Lockport Lock northbound on the Illinois Waterway. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Martha Mac, Canton, Missouri, Friday, July 16, 1999 - submitted by John Miller.
  • Mv. Martha May, being launched on August 9, 1970, at Vicksburg, Miss. This is a typical method of launching boats at Greenville and Vicksburg—by pushing them into the water using a bulldozer (seen partially at right). It was christened on August 28. The picture was taken by the late Marion Bragg of Vicksburg. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • The Martha R. Ingram (DB 046.jpg) was photographed on August 31, 2002, on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. The photographer said she was moving especially slow on that trip, so he had lots of time to look at her. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Marty Baskerville was posed on the Mississippi River at St. Louis on June 20, 2005. Formerly the Harriet Ann, she was renamed by Ingram Barge Co. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • Mv. Mary Ann on the Mississippi River at St. Louis on November 5, 2005. Copyright Wade McGrady.
  • Mv. Mary Ann heads down the Mississippi River toward Dubuque, Iowa, on April 19, 2003. Craig Nowack.
  • The Mary Artie Brannon (1) of the Crounse fleet is shown northbound on the Ohio River at Owensboro, Ky., late in the afternoon on May 31, 2003. The pictures were taken from old Lock 46, which is now English Park. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Sign of the times, October 2001. We were shoving out of Starved Rock Lock and Dam on October 21 when a PAN PAN came over on Channel 16 saying there were three suspicious small aircraft in the area. The photo is the captain of the Mary Burke Lyles, searching the skies for the planes. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The Mv. Mary D, southbound on the Illinois River at Chillicothe, Ill., on March 24, 2006. She is operated by Artco Fleeting Service, Peoria, Ill. Copyright Charles Perrin.
  • Mary Elizabeth, upbound on the Upper Mississippi River near Lock 14 on May 22, 2006. Copyright Richard L. Kurtz.
  • The Mary Elizabeth, northbound at Bayou Sarah Bend near St. Francisville, La., on January 25, 2002. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • American River Transportation’s Mv. Mary Ellen, entering the Illinois River from the I&M Canal, photographed in the spring of 2005. Copyright Tara Jacquin.
  • ARTCO’s Mary Evelyn heads down the Mississippi River towards Dubuque, Iowa, on June 3, 2006. Photo copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Mv. Mary Evelyn (Artco) is shown northbound in Lock 13 on the Upper Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois. She was pushing 15 loads about midday on July 13, 2005. Copyright Jim Currens.
  • Mary H. Morrison is “Chokin' A Stump” in some slackwater, waiting turn for Lock 19. The picture was taken in 1983 on a picture-perfect day, says John. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Mv. Mary Harter, northbound at Back Bone Park, Grand Tower, Ill., on June 2, 2005. Copyright George Vincent.
  • B&H Towing’s Mary Harter shines like a new silver dollar and ready for the numerous tourists at the June 25, 2005, Great Rivers Towboat Festival at Grafton, Ill. Copyright John Miller.
  • On a hazy afternoon, the local sand and gravel boat Mary Jenny, of Aggregate Industries, goes south with three empties for Grey Cloud Island. Submitted by Mike Murphy.
  • The Mv. Mary Kay Eckstein is shown on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa, on April 20, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The tow knees on the Mv. Mary Kay Eckstein are not the ones commonly seen; that's because she used to run on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as the Seminole Chief, then operated by Florida Barge Line. “How often do you get to see “sea doors” on tow knees?” Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Mv. Mary L, downbound on the Upper Mississippi River at McGregor, Iowa, on May 4, 2005. Copyright Jim Klosterboer.
  • The Mary L heads up the Upper Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa, on a calm of May 10, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Mary L -- Waiting to lock through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway downbound (December 20, 2002). Copyright Jon E. Habegger.
  • Mary L & the Crewman on the Rake of a Barge - submitted by John Miller
  • The Mv. Mary Lucy Lane (Canal Barge Co.) leaving Mississippi River Lock 13 at Fulton, Ill., on July 24, 2005. She was pushing three loaded petro barges with heated oil. Copyright Jim Currens.
  • The Mary Lynn, of Steel City Transport, is “hooked up and hauling” northbound on Mississippi River Pool 19 on May 3, 2003. This pool is deep, where you can run full ahead and blow the carbon out of those engines. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Mary Lynn (#260-14) at Wood River, Ill., on May 14, 1997. Copyright by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Mary Parker, photographed July 13, 2005, at New Orleans. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • Mv. Mary Roberts, making tow on the Ohio River at Owensboro, Ky., on April 17, 2006. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Mv. Mary Roberts, southbound on the Ohio River at Paducah, Ky., on June 11, 2005. Copyright Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Mary Rose of Imperial Towing was upbound on the Monongahela River at Mile 81, just below the Cumberland Mine, when this picture was taken in February 1992. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mary Scheel (1), northbound on the Louisville Portland Canal on May 17, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Mary Scheel (2), northbound on the Louisville Portland Canal on May 17, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Mary Scheel (3), northbound on the Louisville Portland Canal on May 17, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Mv. Mary Scheel (AEP), southbound on the Ohio River, Louisville Portland Canal, July 31, 2005. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • M/V Mary Wepfer coming in for crew change on 7/18/00 with Don Rooks at the helm. Mv. Vickie Prince and a small Shoafs boat in the foreground - submitted by Kevin Lackey
  • The Effie Afton, originally the towboat Mateur. The Mateur had twin props and was built by St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel Co., in 1944. She measured 182 x 52 and had triple expansion steam engines developing 2,400 hp. She burned Bunker C fuel oil. The vessel was built for the Defense Plant Corporation (hence a DPC towboat), and was originally chartered to Federal Barge Lines, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., during World War II. She was transferred in March 1948 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss. This updated photo, location unknown, is: Courtesy of Boat Photo Museum.
  • DPC (Defense Plant Corporation) STR. Mateur, Peoria, Ill., September 14, 1991. Copyright John Miller.
  • Capt. Dickey Mathes gives a warm greeting from the VOYAGER as he passes the St. Francisville Ferry in March 2001. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Consolidation Coal Company’s Mathies, with 6x0 coal downbound, passes the Wanda B as she is preparing to make up a tow at West Elizabeth, Pa., Monongahela River Mile 23.5. Lots of coal here today! Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Consolidation Coal Company’s Mathies, downbound with empties at Labelle Processing Plant on the Monongahela River on March 3, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.


McGinnis Fleet:
  • The Maurice F. Alverson (#235-31), the former Jayne Hougland, shown at the M/G Landing in Paducah, Ky., on July 30, 1989. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Mac McGinnis, photographed on September 24, 2002, southbound on the Ohio River at Mile 483. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • MV. John J.D., September 2002, photographed on the Ohio side of the Ohio River at Mile 453 at the W. C. Beckjord Power Station. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • The Vivian McGinnis, photographed on September 24, 2002, on the Ohio Side of the Ohio River below Cincinnati at Mile 476. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • The Hugh C. Blaske on September 24, 2002, waiting at Ohio River Mile 476 (just west of Cincinnati) for her tow to be made up by the Vivian McGinnis. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • The Hugh C. Blaske tow is being made up by the crew of the Vivian McGinnis. This picture was taken on September 24, 2002, at Ohio River Mile 476, just west of Cincinnati. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • The Vivian McGinnis is shown spotting barges in the tow of the Hugh C. Blaske on September 24, 2002, at Ohio River Mile 476, just west of Cincinnati. Copyright Bill Graser.

  • Picture of the front side of a silver-dollar size medallion made from bronze salvaged from the Sprague. Posted by Tom Waller
  • Picture of the back side of the medallion made from bronze salvaged from the Sprague. Posted by Tom Waller
  • Medicine Bow, southbound on November 5, 2005, above Coffeeville (Ala.) Lock on the Tombigbee River. Copyright Eagle Maritime Photography.
  • Meeks, Jacco - submitted by John Miller
  • Tri-River’s Megan Elizabeth, downbound with 0x1 on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pa., on August 23, 2006. She has passed under the Seventh Street Bridge and is going under the Sixth Street Bridge. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • St. Louis Shipyard 1967. Towboat Melinda B on floating drydock. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • The Mv. Melvin R. Todd (Blessey Marine Services) is a new boat built in 2006. She was northbound with three loaded petroleum barges at Lock & Dam 13 on the Upper Mississippi River on November 5, 2006. She is just tying back together after doing a set over single lock. All the heaters on the barges were in operation. Copyright Jim Currens.
  • Memorial Cruise LST-325 on Mississippi And Ohio River Cruise June 3 - August 18, 2003. Pictures courtesy of Hunter Daigle and Kirby Inland Marine LP.
  • The S/R Memphis crew prepares the skiff for the crew change. April 24, 2002, at Lower Mississippi River Mile 314, between the old and the new Old River Control Structures. Copyright Tom Waller.
  • S/R Memphis, photographed on April 24, 2002, at Mile 314 on the Lower Mississippi River, between the old and the new Old River Control Structures. Copyright Tom Waller.
  • Mv. Merlin Banta (#247-29) shown entering Barkley Canal, heading toward Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) from Barkley Lake (Cumberland River) on August 2, 1992. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Merlin Banta was photographed on August 6, 2002, at Plaquemine, La. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The infamous Merlin Banta, originally the Havana Zephyr, was in Plaquemine Towing fleet when this picture was taken on August 7, 2002. She had obviously seen better days. “Five minutes after this shot, and just across the river, is where Capt. Jeffrey Yates and I were boarded for inspection by the Coast Guard and various other organizations.” Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Mv. Mia Kelley, Florida Marine’s newest boat at this time, heading west on the Gulf Intracoastal Canal, Mile 52.0, with two loads on October 23, 2006. Copyright Daniel Dennis.
  • Sternwheel houseboat Michael J, owned by Wayne and Jean Leidy of Barberton, Ohio, approaches lock at Devola, Ohio, on the Muskingum River, August 2003. Copyright Sara Wright.
  • Ingram’s Michael J. Grainger (1), light boat, just below Cables Eddy at Ohio River Mile 64.5 on July 23, 2006. Copyright Jack Hickey.
  • Mv. Michael J. Grainger (2), photographed on July 23, 2006, when she was traveling light boat just below Cables Eddy, Ohio River Mile 64.5. Copyright Jack Hickey.
  • The Michael J. Grainger (1) of Ingram Barge Co., with a coal tow, upbound at Mile 47 on the Ohio River. The photograph was taken as the tow was passing Kennedy Park at Newell, W.Va. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Michael J. Grainger (2) a different view, upbound at Mile 47 on the Ohio River. The Ingram Barge Co. vessel was just passing Kennedy Park at Newell, W.Va. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mv. Michael Luhr, northbound, Back Bone Park, Grand Tower, Ill., on June 3, 2005. Copyright George Vincent.
  • Luhr Brothers’ Michael Luhr was one of two boats on hand at the June 25-26, 2005, Big Rivers Towboat Festival at Grafton, Ill. She was spotless inside and out. Copyright John Miller.
  • N/B Michael Luhr below Lucy Woodstock just getting underway after holding for s/b traffic 7/18/00 - submitted by Kevin Lackey
  • Middle Canal Lock Upper Gates at Keokuk - submitted by John Miller
  • N/B Mid-South Boat at Lucy Woodstock Lt Memphis 7/18/00 - submitted by Kevin Lackey
  • Another N/B Mid-South Boat at LucyWoodstock Lt above Memphis on 7/18/00 - submitted by Kevin Lackey
  • Mid South Towing vessel, September 2002, downbound on the Ohio River at Huntington, W.Va. Copyright Ernie Wright
  • The Mv. Midas, photographed on October 18, 2005, at Mile 52 of the Port Allen Route, Gulf Intracoastal Canal. She was passing the tow of the Ray Eckstein. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Midland, southbound on the Mississippi River near Canton, Mo., on May 20, 2006. Copyright John Miller.
  • The Mike Bird is shown northbound on the Ohio River at Paducah, Ky., on September 24, 2005. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Mv. Mike Creditor (#21-1) southbound in the Chain of Rocks Canal (near Locks 27 on the Upper Mississippi) near Granite City, Ill., on April 20, 1974. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mv. Mike Kennelly, northbound on the Illinois River off Chillicothe (Ill.,) public boat docking on June 20, 2006. Copyright Charles A. Perrin.
  • While shooting pictures during the Memorial Cruise for the late James V. Swift, the B&B editor found Photo Center contributor John Miller of Keokuk shooting right back. Neither of us could pass up the shot. Also in the picture are river historian Jack Custer and his wife Sandy of Louisville, Ky. Posted by B&B.
  • Capt. Dan Burnett, owner Sun-De Transportation, left, and John Miller stand by propeller from the Mv. Glenda S (Glenda Steele) and formerly the Str. Kansas City and Tom Sawyer, at Boonville, Mo., on March 5, 2002. Copyright by John Miller.
  • The Mv. Milton Roth, northbound at St. Louis. Courtesy of Ed Rahe.
  • The Milton V. Roth, 3,600 hp. and measuring 164 x 44 feet, was southbound on the Upper Mississippi River at Mile 633 when she was photographed on September 1, 1995. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Milwaukee Road 261 steam locomotive pulls its load of historic railroad cars in front of the old Dubuque train depot (now a cafť for the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium) as a huge crowd watches. Itís Grand Excursion time in Dubuque, Iowa, on June 28, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Minnesota (#37-16) shown here southbound at Montrose, Iowa, in 1974 in Wisconsin Barge Line colors. Photo by Roy Neal. She measured 149 X 40 ft. and was 2,400 hp. Built in 1939 by Canulette Shipbuilding, Slidell, LA as the Huck Finn for Inland Waterways Corp. (forerunner to Federal Barge Line). She was repowered and renamed by FBL in 1958. Last owned by Godfrey Transportation Co. Burned & Sank on the Lower Mississippi River at Mile 244.6 on July 15, 1980. Posted by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Showboat 1 - Minnesota Centennial Showboat is shown arriving at St. Paul on April 14, along with 13 barges in the tow of the Mv. Titletown USA. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Showboat 2 - Minnesota Centennial Showboat at it new permanent mooring in Harriet Island Regional Park, across the river from downtown St. Paul. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Showboat 3 - Minnesota Centennial Showboat at its Harriet Island Regional Park permanent mooring. The Smith Avenue High Bridge can be seen in the background. The vessels seen are, from left to right, the Mildred Pierce Cafť, the Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast (the former towboat Codrington), the new University of Minnesota Showboat, and the Padelford Packet Boat Company fleet - the excursion boats Anson Northrup, Harriet Bishop, and Jonathan Padelford, and the excursion barge Betsey Northrup and its towboat Ugh The Tug, formerly the Arlene of Bob Draineís Capitol Barge Service. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Miranda Paige, photographed from the deck of the Delta Queen on September 28, 2004, on the Upper Mississippi River at St. Louis, just across from the Arch. Copyright Leon Puckett.
  • The Miss Juk is shown southbound on at the Clinton, Iowa, city front on June 6, 2005. Copyright Kathy Flippo.
  • The Mv. Miss Jules, November 3, 1989, Keokuk, Iowa. Copyright John Miller.
  • Miss Kae-D (#1), photographed in the mid-80ís on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge above (north of) the I-10 freeway bridge. Fleet boats were adding to or taking away from her tow. Copyright Richard Rodgers.
  • Miss Kae-D (#2) in the mid-80ís while fleet boats were adding to or taking away from her tow. The picture was take when the vessel was on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, above (north of) the I-10 freeway bridge. Copyright Richard Rodgers.
  • Miss Kae-D (#94-15) was posed across from New Orleans and Harvey, La., at the entrance to the Harvey Lock on October 14, 1977. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Miss Kate, of St. Paul-based Upper River Services, southbound on the Minnesota River, passing warning sign at boat launching ramp, May 2003. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Miss Kate, southbound on the Upper Mississippi above the High Bridge in St. Paul, Minn., with grain barges from the Minnesota River, August 2002. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Mv. Miss Kathy, Mile 197 on the Upper Mississippi River on December 30, 2004. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • Mv. Miss Kelly, southbound on the Port Allen/Morgan City Route of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on August 12, 2006. The picture was taken near the Morley Rail Road bridge. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • This picture of the Miss Kris was taken in Batron Rouge, lower Mississippi River, on May 10, 2005. She had just broken out from the tow she had brought south. They would make up another tow that had been made up at the Capitol fleet and head further south. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Miss Kris (1) (#5173), Marquette Transportation, port side view, posed at Paducah, Ky., on October 19, 2005. Copyright Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Miss Kris (2) (#5178), Marquette Transportation, starboard side view, posed at Paducah, Ky., on October 19, 2005. Copyright Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Miss Margaret (#95-8) shown at Mile 12 WHL (west of Harvey Lock), westbound on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at LaFitte, La., on October 16, 1977. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Miss Pam (#95-10) is what is called a “lugger” in the Louisiana bayous. Here she is shown eastbound on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Mile 13 (West of Harvey Lock) near Lafitte, La., on October 15, 1977. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Miss Polly and Mv. Tony of Coastal Towing out of Houston, Texas, in the mid 80s, with barges ready doing bunkering duty in the Houston harbor, which could include Port Arthur, Beaumont, Galveston and Texas City. The streaked lights are a light boat passing by, caught by a lense held open at a 2.8 aperture. Copyright Richard Rodgers.
  • The Mv. Miss Shirley, photographed November 5, 2005. Sporting her new Ingram color scheme. Copyright Wade McGrady.
  • Crain Bros. Sternwheeler Miss Sterling, photographed in 1978 when she was downbound with a tow of salvage equipment at Greensboro, Pa., Mile 84 on the Monongahela River. She was used as a working towboat up to the time that Crain Bros. Sold her. Photographer Brent Maletic was fortunate to tour this boat at the Three Rivers Regatta when he was a young lad. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mv. Mississippi (1), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers former flagship, (now out of service) photographed in black and white while upbound on the Ohio River a short distance below Pittsburgh sometime during its 30 years of service. Since being purchased by Vicksburg for $1 in 1995, the vessel has been moored on the Yazoo Diversion Canal. Courtesy of Dan Owen and his Boat Photo Museum.
  • Mv. Mississippi (2) former flagshiop of the Army Corps of Engineers (now out of service) photographed in color on the Yazoo Diversion Canal on November 14, 1997, when she was laid up. ItĻs the same boot as Mv. Mississippi (1) but in color it may show up some of the wear and tear on the boat. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Mv. Mississippi (1), Memphis Engineer District, photographed at Helena, Ark., in April 2004 during the Mississippi River Commissionís low water inspection trip. The view includes the two flat deck landing barges the Corps uses during these trips; they are shoved in and awaiting passengers at the Helena, Ark., city park boat ramp. On brief stops such as these the pilot often just holds the head into the shore with the engines, a break for the deckhands like First Mate Bill Steel, who took the picture. It enables them to skip putting out shore lines. Copyright William Steel.
  • Mv. Mississippi (2). The description for this picture is similar to Mv. Mississippi (1) in all respects except that the photograph was taken at the Greenville, Miss., city front. Copyright William Steel.
  • Mississippi (#8-34) Corps of Engineers towboat/inspection boat, 3,760 hp., 218 X 40 ft., built at Pascagoula, Miss., by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. in 1961. Replaced steamer Mississippi (see Mississippi #285-29). This boat also replaced now by a larger and more powerful Mississippi in 1993. Shown here, southbound at Mile 805 on the Ohio River at Henderson, Ky., in November 1971. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mississippi (#285-29) sternwheel towboat/inspection boat, owned by Corps of Engineers; 220 by 38 ft. overall. Hull built at Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Shipyard and towed to Paducah, Ky., where superstructure from a prior Mississippi was placed on it by the Ayer & Lord Marine Ways. Retired in 1961 when replaced by another vessel of same name. This photo was taken in September 1960. Location or photographer, unknown. Posted by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • M/V Mississippi at home port in Memphis/McKellar Lake 7/18/00 - submitted by Kevin Lackey
  • M/V Mississippi arriving in Keokuk at 3:20 P.M. August 15th - submitted by John Miller
  • M/V Mississippi, Keokuk, 2000 - submitted by John Miller
  • Mississippi Queen, photographed on August 30, 2005, with her stacks down and ready to enter Wheeler Lock at Mile 274.9 on the Tennessee River and the highway 101 bridge over the lock and dam. The stacks have big counter weights on them to make it easy to lay them down. Copyright Jim Corbin.
  • The Str. Mississippi Queen, southbound on the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Ky., on August 27, 2005. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Guess there is a quite authentic-looking steamboat in Germany? The excursion boat Mississippi Queen — similar to the Creole Queen — on the river Rhine, passing a road bridge in Duesseldorf with lowered smokestacks. The vessel was built in 1987 at the Dutch shipyard De Hoop, has a capacity of 1,000 passengers, and is propelled by its sternwheel. Since 1999, it is in operation in the German seaport of Hamburg. Copyright Ingo Steller, Duesseldorf, Germany.
  • In the warm light of evening, the Mississippi Queen races to catch up to the rest of the Grand Flotilla during the Grand Excursion. High water downriver prevented her from passing under the bridge at Hannibal earlier in the week. Photo taken July 1, 2004, on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Mississippi Queen, photographed in July 2003 in LaCrosse, Wis., en route to St. Paul from St. Louis. It was a beautiful summer day. The River Park was gorgeous! Copyright Jack Forbes.
  • The paddlewheeler Mississippi Queen (3), photographed from the Mv. Lauren D on October 6, 2003, on the Upper Mississippi. Copyright Jesse R. Lybarger.
  • The paddlewheeler Mississippi Queen, photographed from the Mv. Lauren D as they met on the Upper Mississippi River October 6, 2003. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • Mississippi Queen, photographed in December 2003 when the Queen was on the Upper Mississippi, just above the Savanna highway bridge. Copyright Capt. Jesse Lybarger.
  • This view of the Mississippi Queen shows her heading down the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa, on July 20, 2003. She is shown with her decks lined with passengers as she enters the lock chamber. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • With her stacks down for the bridges she will soon encounter, we see the Mississippi Queen heading down the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa, on July 20, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen were highly photographed over the Fourth of July 2003 as they lay at the Paducah, Ky., river front. No. 1 is a picture from the stern of the MQ, with the DQ hidden behind her. No. 2 is a well-planned shot taken of the Queens at the riverfront, with gorgeous flowers in the foreground and a beautiful summer sky to add to the beauty. No. 3 shows a burst of fireworks rising from the fireworks barge behind the nearly darkened vessels. No. 4 is a head-on shot of the Queens. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Mississippi Queen Bow, Gallipolis,Ohio, photo, Courtesy of Edna Stobart.
  • Mississippi Queen linehandlers struggle with lines in the mud at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers matt yard at Bayou Sarah Light near St. Francisville, February 3, 2003. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The 382-foot sternwheel steamer Mississippi Queen is tied up at the St. Paul City front on September 15, 2002, facing downstream. In the foreground, facing upstream, are the ROBIN B. INGRAM and BILL BERRY. In the background are Daytonís Bluff and the Lafayette Bridge. In the distance, on the right, is the Upper River Services office and wharf barge, with the companyís main fleet boat ITASCO heading downstream. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Mississippi Queen, photographed in 1999 at Keokuk, Iowa, southbound. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Mississippi Queen, commissioned in 1976, is the largest and grandest steamboat ever built, the company tells us. Construction cost was $27 million. The MQ has 436 passenger cabins and a crew of 165. - courtesy of The Waterways Journal
  • Mississippi River Lock Gate Assembled - This is the “assembled” spare mitre gate that was placed in its gate recess at Mississippi River Lock 19 on January 12, 2003. The gates are in two pieces and must be assembled. This is the East Leaf and is placed on the riverside wall. “We think changing a tire is a chore,” writes John Miller. “Just imagine doing this?” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dewater the lock chamber again this year. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Mississippi River Lock Original Gate - Work on the lower mitre gates at Mississippi River Lock 19 is moving right along. This photo was taken from the Old Highway Bridge on January 11, 2003, and shows the original gates. The gates tower above the old bridge, and you can see the supports as well as the turnbuckles at (at the bottom of the photo) that hold them in place. The gates were pulled in December 2002. The original gates had not been pulled since the lock was completed in 1957. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Mississippi River Lock - Swinging The Gate - The floating crane Quad Cities lifted the spare gate and swung it downstream where it was set on two “pillow blocks” and then, with the use of chains and turnbuckles, was secured until it was placed into the gate recess on January 12, 2003. Photographer John Miller wrote, “The Quad Cities swung this around as if it were made of cardboard and set her down right on the pillow blocks. Youíve got to admire the fellows that do this and make it look so easy.” Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Mv. Missouri, shifting empties at Campbell Transportation Company’s Dunlevy landing on the Monongahela River, March 3, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Missouri (#288-14) 3,600 hp., (quadruple screw) 162 X 45 ft. with only 5.5 ft. draft for Missouri River operation. Built by St. Louis Ship in 1956 for Federal Barge Lines. Shown here with original baby %#$& (sic) yellow and black color scheme while new on October 13, 1956. Location or photographer unknown. Eventually repowered to 5,600 hp in 1973 and was transferred to Midland fleet when Federal Barge Line assets sold to Midland Enterprises in 1984. Posted by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Missouri (#43-12) Same boat as above (now repowered to 5,600 hp.) with newer Federal Barge Line black & white color scheme, while northbound at Illinois River Mile 253, Seneca, Ill., on May 2, 1975. Absorbed into Midland fleet when Midland Enterprises bought FBL assets in 1984. Sold next year and renamed Joe/Nut and operated by various interests until sold and shipped to Brazil in 1994. (Only fitting that being originally designed to operate on the longest river in North America, that she ended up going to the longest river in South America.) Posted by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Missouri ≠“This is “Ole Yeller,” as I called her,” wrote John Robert Miller. It was taken at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1956 or 1957 (back in the Federal Yellow era) by Bob Miller. The Missouri was later named Joe/Nut, but it's better to remember her in her prime as she was here. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Missouri River, looking upstream from Lookout Point in Harley Park at Booneville, MO. Harley Park is named after William Harley, an Irish emigrant who was born in 1796 and came to Booneville. There are also four Central Mo., (sic) Hopewell Indian burial mounds dating from 100 B.C. to 500 A.D. in Harley Park. The first mound, 50 feet long and 5 feet high, is located at the northeast entrance. The other three are at Lookout Point, the largest being 60 feet long and 9 feet high. The Missouri River is at a very low stage as you can see in this photo, taken on March 5, 2002. Copyright by John Miller.
  • The Mitch Jones, heading south on the Mississippi River at McGregor, Iowa, on June 13, 2005. Copyright Jim Klosterboer.
  • Mitre Gate Assembled - This is the “assembled” spare mitre gate that was placed in its gate recess at Mississippi River Lock 19 on January 12, 2003. The gates are in two pieces and must be assembled. This is the East Leaf and is placed on the riverside wall. “We think changing a tire is a chore,” writes John Miller. “Just imagine doing this?” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dewater the lock chamber again this year. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Original Mitre Gate - Work on the lower mitre gates at Mississippi River Lock 19 is moving right along. This photo was taken from the Old Highway Bridge on January 11, 2003, and shows the original gates. The gates tower above the old bridge, and you can see the supports as well as the turnbuckles at (at the bottom of the photo) that hold them in place. The gates were pulled in December 2002. The original gates had not been pulled since the lock was completed in 1957. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Swinging The Mitre Gate - The floating crane QUAD CITIES lifted the spare gate and swung it downstream where it was set on two “pillow blocks” and then, with the use of chains and turnbuckles, was secured until it was placed into the gate recess on January 12, 2003. Photographer John Miller wrote, “The Quad Cities swung this around as if it were made of cardboard and set her down right on the pillow blocks. Youíve got to admire the fellows that do this and make it look so easy.” Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Mobil LaCrosse at Keokuk, taken in 1980. she is now the Captain Charles H. Stone. Copyright by John Robert Miller.
  • Molly Ann (#49-6) photographed at Mile 819 of the Ohio River when the vessel was northbound above Mt. Vernon, Ind., on September 15, 1975. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • View of the Mon River Towing (now Consol) terminal at Speers, Pa., on the Monongahela River, January 30, 2006. Of note are the Rose G and Vulcan without their MRT stack logos. The Howard S. Guttman, in far background, is still showing its MRT stack logo. Consol’s Mathies in foreground. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Monongahela River -- The SARAH S is breaking open the channel at Mile 29.2, Elk Horn, Pa., on January 23, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar
  • Monongahela River -- Cincinnati Bend, located at Mile 28-29, Elk Horn/Bunola, Pa. The picture was taken on January 23, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Charlotte Lynn, January 23, 2003, at Mile 29.2 at Allegheny Power Station-West Penn Power, Mitchell Station, Courtney, Pa. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Monongahela, Pa., Mile 32 on January 19, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Black Diamond, a part of Monongahela, Pa., was named after a coal mine. It is on the right side at Mile 32 on January 19, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Mile 32, January 19, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Monongahela Aquatorium with Mon City Boat Club at Mile 32, January 19, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Green Marker in the ice at Mile 32 for the Monongahela Bridge, January 19, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- Monongahela, Pa., Bridge at Rt. 136, Mile 32 on January 19, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Monongahela River -- My barge at Mile 29.2 with the Allegheny Power Station in the background, January 28, 2003. Copyright Sue Molnar.
  • Mv. Morgan Ray, northbound at Geismar, La., on the Lower Mississippi River on June 19, 2006. She’s brand new and not yet listed in the “Inland River Record.” Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Trumberll-Brayman Construction’s Morris G. (1) shuttles a mobile drill machine on a barge to Lock 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa., Mile 41.6 on July 18, 2006. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Morrris G. (2) at Lock 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa., on July 18, 2006. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Morris G. (3) working at Monongahela River Lock 4, Charleroi, Pa., on July 18, 2006. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • The Mv. Mr. Cole from Port of Morgan City, La., photographed on September 28, 2005, on the Mermentau River at Mermentau, La. The vessel was assigned to work in Louisiana after Hurricane Rita. Copyright Leon Puckett.
  • Jefferson Marineís Mr. Kevin heading west and making his approach to Bayou DuLarge Bridge with a spud barge at Mile 60.0 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The photograph was taken January 1, 2007. Copyright Daniel Dennis.
  • Mr. Paul (#38-19) was photographed at the Central Soya dock at Henderson, Ky., as she was making her maiden trip on February 27, 1975. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Ms. Amy (#247-40) shown above Kentucky Lock on the Tennessee River in October 1992. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Ms. Amy, operated by Choctaw Transportation, Dyersburg, Tenn., is shown here on the Cumberland River, working a crane barge and loads of rip rap for bank protection a few miles below Barkley Lock. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Ms. Angel, a Lalandes Towing vessel, heads east at Mile 52.0 on the Gulf Intracoast Canal on October 23, 2006. Copyright Daniel Dennis.
  • Ms. Angel (#6691) , Lalande Towing Operators LLC, photographed on January 18, 2006, as the rig was northbound on the Ohio River, passing Paducah, Ky. She returned south on the 19th and the lead barge sank on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, about a mile west of the Forked Island Bridge. Note the unconventional “pointy” bow on the lead barge. Essentially, the rig is a towboat with two barges. Pictures at the scene indicated that the sunken barge was “knocked out” of the tow and later pushed against the north bank of the canal. Copyright Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • River scene mural on the side of a building in Vevay, Ind. Photograph taken on August 24, 2001. Copyright Tom McKee.
  • Murals - Paducah Floodwall. Photos taken and submitted by Barry Griffith.
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  • Marquette Transportation’s Myra Eckstein has made the turn and is lined up to pass through the old Milwaukee RR bridge at Hastings, Minn., Upper Mississippi River Mile 813,7. Picture taken on September 24, 2005. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • The Mv. Myra Eckstein heads north on the Upper Mississippi River out of Dubuque, Iowa, on June 14, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • This is the Myra Eckstein, photographed at Keokuk, Iowa, on April 27, 2003, framed by two cotton wood trees. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Campbell Transportation’s Myra H, upbound on the Monongahela River at New Eagle, Pa., on October 7, 2006. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Myra H. (1), Campbell Transportation Co., downbound with six jumbo AEP loads at the old lock wall at Rices Landing, Pa., on the Monongahela River on June 15, 2006. The coal came from the Cumberland Mine further upriver. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Myra H. (2), downbound with six loads at the old lock wall at Rices Landing, Pa., on the Monongahela River on June 15, 2006. The Campbell Transportation Co. vessel had brought the coal from the Cumberland Mine further upriver. Brent Maletic.
  • Myra H. (3), a third view near Rices Landing on the Monongahela River. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mystery boat #4. “She looks as though she serves as a fuel stop for boaters during warm weather months,” says photographer Ron Richardson. He thinks that at one time she might have doubled as a floating restaurant/snack bar. The name on the side says Rivertown Fuel. She is moored on the Ohio River at California. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Mystery boat, mystery people. But not totally. The boat in this picture sent in by John Miller is, as yet, unidentified. However, Dan Burnett, Boonville, Mo., has been able to ID the vessel as one of Federal Barge Lines’ city boats (like Vicksburg, St. Louis, Baton Rouge, etc.). He also identified the man on the left as Capt. Archie L. Howell, who lived in Boonville but was born in Arrow Rock, Mo., in 1914. The name of the engineer to his right is still a mystery. John thinks it might be the Helena. Anyone know? Posted by John Miller.
  • This mystery boat, posted January 9, 2005, by Ron Richardson, is located on the Ohio River bank, just upriver from old Lock and Dam 35. Numerous B&B readers identified her as the old Corps. dustpan dredge William S. Mitchell. She was purchased at one point by BB Riverboats for use as a haunted house, and that's why the USS Nightmare still appears on the wheel housing. The Mitchell is remembered or gaining national notoriety when she was stationed at Kansas City. She broke free during a flood and, in passing under a bridge stern first, lost her stacks and suffered damage to the after boiler deck.
  • Mystery Boat (scan0023) was taken in about 1947 from Owens Island, where Jan McDonald of Paducah, Ky., was born. Does anyone know what kind of a boat this is? Copyright Jan McDonald.
  • April 4, 2005 mystery boat from Dan Owen. This is the U.S. Army experimental towboat LTI-2194 on trial runs January 22, 1954, at Neville Island, Pa., where it was built by Dravo Corporation. As can be seen by the wheelwash, the boat is turning in its own axis. The boat had “sinusoidal vertical axis propellers”, a glorified term for eggbeaters for propulsion. The boat spent a good deal of its career tied up for mechanical refinements. It operated on the Ohio River under charter to Mississippi Valley Barge Line Company, St. Louis. It was later sold to Sioux City & New Orleans Barge Lines, Inc., Houston, who installed a conventional stern. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Mystery Boat (11/04) — This picture was taken in November 2004 on the Ohio River at Elizabethtown. Itís a nice picture, but I forgot to write down the name. Can anyone identify it for me? Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • Mystery boat. Can you identify it? This boat was photographed on December 7, 1999, on Jourdan Road, New Orleans, on the Industrial Canal. If you can name it, please supply the information to Dan Owen at boatphotos@mindspring.com.
  • A Mystery Boat. Don't know how it was accomplished, but some anonymous he/she sent us this picture of a boat and a challenge for B&B readers to identify it. The only clue is that it was photographed on the lower Mississippi. Answer: The pilothouse was from the Justin T. Rogers and the main deck from the Betty Brent. The boat's name, by the way, is Justin T. Rogers.
  • Mystery Steamboat is shown hauling livestock near Cincinnati Landing, near New Canton, Ill. (downriver and across from Hannibal, Mo.,) on the Mississippi, apparently in the 1920s, according to writing on the border of the picture. Any ideas as to ID? Posted by Mary E. Leeper.
  • Also found among old photos was one that might be labeled a “mystery wreck.” In addition to the wreck, there are other operable boats and a floating freight house in the scene. This is the Cincinnati waterfront according to Keith Norrington, a B&B subscriber. Can anyone help us with the boat name? Posted by Mark Eyestone.

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