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  • Former USS S. M. Jenks (now the Bill Stile of the Campbell Transportation fleet) shown picking up empties at Clairton Coke Works in the summer of 1979.
  • Mv. S. M. Jenks (now the Bill Stile) in August 1979 when she was still owned by U.S. Steel. As we can see by the USS colors of the blue lower deck in this picture, she was at the Clairton Coke Works. In the background is the harbor boat U.S.S. 2. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • AEP’s new fleet boat Safety First posed at College Point on the lower Mississippi River near Convent, La., in January 2007. Copyright Daniel Dennis.
  • USCG Saginaw, Group Upper, Keokuk, July 14, 1991. Copyright John Miller.
  • Sailboats can make good subjects, too. Here, says the photographer, was a landlubber enjoying his weekend cruise in Galveston Bay on his motor driver sailboat in the early 1980s. Copyright Capt. Richard Rodgers.
  • This looks like a large hump back whale nursing her calf! This gives you an idea of how petite these towboats were compared to the big "Packet Boats"! The Saint Paul is 276.6 x 37 x 6.4 feet, and mind you, this is after her rebuilding at Dubuque at the Eagle Point Yard. She came out a whopping 300 ft. in length and shortened her up aft of the paddle boxes. So, here is the little Lucia, which is a mere 65 x 12 x 3 feet and could be used as a life boat on the Saint Paul slung between two boat davits! Location is unknown and you can see up by the Saint Paul's boilers the fireman look to be cleaning clinkers and ash from the boilers and emptying them on the bank. BETTER NOT LET THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE THIS! They'd be fined for this! John Miller, Photo.
  • Sainte Marie was added to the Eckstein Marine fleet in 2004. Picture taken near Plaquemine, La., on the Port Allen-Morgan City Route. Copyright Thomas Waller
  • Sally Ann, locking down at Ohio River Lock 46 (Owensboro, Ky.) in about 1962-63. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • The Sally Archer, downbound, South St. Louis, Upper Mississippi River, May 22, 2006. She was pushing a 30-barge tow. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • Sally Polk (Photo #6-59). While this photo does not necessarily fit any particular category, it is a good example of the transition from old to new that was still going on along the Ohio River during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was taken on the Ohio River at Evansville, Ind., on August 6, 1970, as the 3,200 hp. Sally Polk (now the 3,800 hp. River Eagle) was southbound while the 220 hp. sternwheel GRACO was attempting to land at the former Bedford-Nugent (now Evansville Materials) dock. “Believe it or not,” says photographer Yates, “the sternwheeler, built in 1928, is still around, known as the Lady Lois, for Madison Coal & Supply.” Copyright by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mv. Sam M. Fleming, northbound, on the Louisville Portland Canal on August 27, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Samantha E was photographed on September 24, 2002, in drydock at Aquarius Marine Service, Ohio River Mile 475, Copyright Bill Graser.
  • After locking through a few pleasure boats, Ingram’s Samuel B. Richmond eases up to Lock 2 on the Upper Mississippi River at Hastings, Minn., with 10 empties. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • Ingram Barge Company’s Samuel B. Richmond heads south, just clearing the lower lock wall at Lock 21 on the Upper Mississippi River at Quincy, Ill., on November 16, 2005. Copyright John Miller.
  • The Mv. Samuel B. Richmond (Ingram) is just out of Lock 13 at Fulton, Ill., on the Upper Mississippi River on July 23, 2005. She is northbound to Bellevue, Iowa. Copyright Jim Currens.
  • Samuel B. Richmond, headed upstream on the Upper Mississippi River at McGregor, Iowa, on June 17, 2005. Copyright Jim Klosterboer.
  • The Samuel B. Richmond, going upstream on the Mississippi River at McGregor, Iowa, on June 17, 2005. Copyright Jim Klosterboer.
  • The Mv. Samuel B. Richmond waits for the channel to clear at sunrise on July 21, 2003, on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Samuel B. Richmond heads down the Upper Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa, at sunrise on June 14, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Samuel B. Richmond heads into the rising sun in that stretch of the Mississippi River that runs east-west near Dubque, Iowa, on June 14, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Samuel J, ex-S/R Memphis, heads south under the Robert Michael Bridge on the Illinois River on March 30, 2004. She is pushing two empty red flags through the narrows. The vessel is owned by Florida Marine. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Crounse’s Sandy Drake gets underway from Elizabeth, Pa., Monongahela River Mile 23.4 on August 22, 2003. She is downbound with 15x0 coal. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • The M/V Sandy Southern (Slide # 9-1). This vessel, later named the Bayou Trader, is sunk on the Cairo, Ill., riverfront. Copyright by Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • USGS buoy tender Sangamon, southbound on the Illinois River at Chillicothe, Ill., on May 3, 2006. Copyright Charles A. Perrin.
  • Buoy tender Sangamon, USCG, passes the Mv. Ralph E. Plagge on the Illinois River at Chillicothe, Ill., on May 3, 2006. Copyright Charles A. Perrin.
  • The Santa Elena is shown above Dubuque on October 12, 2002, on the Upper Mississippi River. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Mv. Sara. Shown here as photographed by Dan Owen on February 9, 1960,when she was still making money and owned by Valentine & Todd, Blawnox, Pa. She was (at picture time) downbound at Neville Island. Boat Photo Museum.
  • The Mv. Sara C, southbound on the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Ky., on June 17, 2005. She was pushing one deck barge with a crane and two empty barges. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Sara C, photographed on September 24, 2002, at Aquarius Marine Service, Mile 475 on the Ohio River. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • Mv. Sara Elizabeth (1) of Tri River Marine, upbound with a tow of sand loads at Pumpkin Run Park, Monongahela River Mile 68 on August 5, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Tri River Marine’s Mv. Sara Elizabeth (2), upbound with sand loads at Pumpkin Run Park, Monongahela River Mile 68 on August 5, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mv. Sara Elizabeth (3) of Tri River Marine, upbound with a tow of sand loads at Pumpkin Run Park, Monongahela River Mile 68 on August 5, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mv. Sarah L. Ingram, August 4, 2006, Ohio River Mile 787. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • Sarah Lee, photographed August 19, 1953, at Portsmouth, Ohio. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Sarah S (2), photographed December 20, 2005, tied off along the Old Lock 6 lockwall on the Monongahela River. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Sarah S (1), photographed December 20, 2005, tied off along the Old Lock 6 lockwall on the Monongahela River. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Sarah S (1), of Mon River Towing, shown tied off at Old Lock 6 wall on the Monongahela River on December 20, 2005. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Sarah S (2), Mon River Towing, photographed December 20, 2005, while tied off at the Old Locks 6 wall on the Monongahela River. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • This 1980s photo shows the Mv. Sarah S of Mon River Towing, Inc., upbound at Mile 84 on the Monongahela River with an empty coal tow. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • An old-timer gone (3) – Saturn. Photographed at St. Paul, Minn., in October 1971. Kosmos Towing sold her in March 1958 to A&K Towing Co. (affiliate of Aiple Towing Company), Stillwater, Minn. In 1970 she was completely rebuilt from a single to twin screw and lengthened by four feet. Two General Motors 8-268A diesels were installed, providing 1,000 hp. An odd looking retractable pilothouse was also installed, and a small portion of the upper cabin was kept, which made it an odd looking boat. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • The bent wheel of the Scarlet Knight, photographed in 1978 when she was in the shipyard at St. Louis Ship. Notice the huge ding in the wheel; it was beaten out after being heated with a torch. Copyright Robert Williams.
  • ARTCo's Scarlet Knight upbound below Lock #2 at Mile 815 on the Upper Mississippi River, May 3, 1992. This boat was earlier known as the Wisconsin, also featured in the Photo Center. This was my first picture of a towboat. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • In this photo, SCNO Barge Line boats are tied off at Mr. Cole in Hartford, Ill., in April 1983. They are, front to back side by side: BROWNVILLE, BROTHER COLLINS, CRESCENT CITY, LEXINGTON, ARNOLD SOBEL, and ROBERT CROWN. Copyright George E. Vincent.
  • Scrap Iron - submitted by John Miller
  • The Sea Drift was photographed on the Port Allen Route of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on July 21, 2003. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Seamen’s Church Institute at Paducah, Ky., photographed on July 30, 2006. Copyright John Miller.
  • The St Helier II (see other listing) was shown while locking through at Ablon Lock on the Seine in France. The lock is the second one upstream from Paris, as shown in David Edwards-May's extract from the strip map of the Seine in his guide "Inland Waterways of France." Copyright David Edward-May, Euromapping, Seyssinet, France.
  • Mv. Selden Hurtt, photographed on February 3, 2005, at Mile 216 on the Tombigbee River. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • This 1940s picture of the Semet #1 was taken by the late Marcella Ball, mother of Ernie Wright. Two river captains have identified the location as the Kanawha River at Marmet, W. Va. It was built originally as the SEMET-SOLVAY in 1940 and renamed SEMET in 1947 when a towboat SOLVAY was built. In 1971 she was renamed CLARE E. BEATTY. Posted by Ernie Wright.
  • Semet #2 - is a colorized version of SEMET #1, done by Ernie Wright, whose mother, the late Marcella Ball, took the original picture in the 1940s. Wright says he believe his father, Capt. H. H. Wright, worked on the vessel but he has no details about size, horsepower, etc. She was renamed CLARE E. BEATTY and sank at Maysville, Ky., around 2000. Posted by Ernie Wright.
  • Seminoe Warrior (#192-10) entering Smithland Lock, southbound, on the Ohio River on her maiden trip on January 24, 1984. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mv. Senator Stennis, shown on April 12, 2006, clearing Lock 21 on the Upper Mississippi River at Quincy, Ill. Copyright John Miller.
  • Seneca Chief (#227-29) southbound on the Ohio River at Cincinnati January 8, 1986. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • The Seneca Chief, shown at Greater Cincinnati Marine Service Fleet Headquarters, Ohio River Mile 483, on September 24, 2002. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • Sergeant Floyd (1) on the Monongahela River during the 1976 Bicentennial. In this bow shot she is tied off at the wharf at Morgantown, W.Va. Photographed by Brent Maletic when he was nine years old. He was fortunate enough to board her for a tour on this, her final journey before being decommissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Copyright Maletic. The vessel is now a museum in Sioux City. Here is a link to the site.
  • Sergeant Floyd (2) passing the Cumberland Mine on the Monongahela River near Greensboro, Pa., during her final special centennial year tour in 1976. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Sergeant Floyd (3) stern shot of the vessel when she is tied up at the wharf in Morgantown, W.Va., during her 1976 Bicentennial tour. It was her final special cruise before being decommissioned. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Sternwheeler Sewickley (1), owned by Capt. John M. Hysmith, Pittsburgh, Pa. This undated photo is from an original negative taken by the late Joseph H. Digby. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Another view of Sewickley (2), also owned by Capt. John M. Hysmith, Pittsburgh, Pa. The undated picture also came from an original negative taken by the late Joseph H. Digby. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Sewickley (#1), September 24, 2002, at the Greater Cincinnati Marine Service Fleet Headquarters, Ohio River Mile 483. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • The Sewickley (#2) (left) and JOE-RUTH CARL were photographed September 24, 2002, at Ohio River Mile 483, Greater Cincinnati Marine Service Fleet Headquarters. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • Seymour, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water-safety robotic monster rides a motorized wave runner and talks "fun" as he addresses children at the 2005 Great Rivers Towboat Festival Grafton, Ill.
  • Capt. Phillip A. Ritchie's crab boat Shadow, parked on his new circular driver at his St. Petersburg, Fla., home. The vessel is being prepared for sale, since its owner has sold his 250 stone crab traps. See archives on website for full story on Capt. Ritchie. Copyright Capt. Phillip A. Ritchie.
  • This picture of the Shannon Holston was taken December 28, 2002, as she approached the "Paper Clip" dock in Baton Rouge. She was coming to tend the lines on a barge that was used as a platform for visitors to see the Clipper Ship BOUNTY. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • This is a view of the shanty boat home of Charles and Lettie Medley, photographed in the mid-to-late 1920s. It was located at Owens Island, Paducah, Ky. Jan McDonald says the boat was built on logs by her grandfather, Charles Medley, and some of her uncles. Posted by Jan McDonald.
  • The Sharon M. at Utica, Ind., above Louisville on the Ohio River, August 12, 2005. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • The Mv Wally Roller with the Mv Sharon M. behind at Louisville, Ky., taken during a Belle Of Louisville cruise on August 25, 2001. Copyright Tom McKee.
  • Mv. Sheila, owned by Matt Canestrale, contracting tending to fly ash barges at the Labelle Processing Plant on the Monongahela River on March 6, 2006. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Mv. Sherman A. Waxler, Mile 944 on the Lower Mississippi River on December 28, 2004. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • Mv. Sherman A. Waxler (1), 3,200 hp. vessel owned by Waxler Towing Company, Memphis, Tenn., photographed early on the morning of September 11, 2005, about two miles north of Pekin, Ill., on the Illinois Waterway. Copyright Jerry Milam.
  • Mv. Sherman A. Waxler (2), Waxler Towing Company, Memphis, Tenn., with full tow in view, is shown on the Illinois Waterway by the Ameren Power Plant near Bartonville, Ill., on September 11, 2005. Copyright Jerry Milam.
  • Shifty, downbound with 3x0 coal at New Eagle, Pa., Monongahela River Mile 30, on March 19, 2006. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Shirley (1) owned by Earl Webster, Pittsburgh, Pa. This May 31, 1942 view of the Shirley at Pittsburgh, is from an original negative by the late Russell M. Lintner. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Shirley (2) owned by O. F. Shearer & Sons, Cincinnati, Ohio. The date and location of this photograph, taken by the late Capt. Thomas E. Kenny, is unknown. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • The Shirley Ann of Artco takes an empty northbound in the Illinois Rivers Peoria Pool on March 30, 2004. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Mv. Shirley Mahone, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Matagorda Harbor, Matagorda, Texas on January 19, 2005. The towboat was waiting to lock through the locks. Copyright Leon Puckett.
  • The Shorty Baird, photographed on the lower Mississippi River at Baton Rouge on September 19, 2005. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had a staging area set up at the site of the old ferry landing in Port Allen. Copyright Tom Waller.
  • The Mv. Show-Me-State is now sporting the colors of Marquette Transportation. They are still repainting at St. Paul, Minn., on the Upper Mississippi River on September 7, 2004. Copyright Jim Mihalek.
  • The Mv. Show-Me State, photographed in the fall of 2003 on the Upper Mississippi River. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • The Mv. Show Me State is gleaming in the summer sun as she heads down the Mississippi towards Dubuque, Iowa, on July 19, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Show Me State northbound above Grey Cloud Island with nine empties for St. Paul, early Thanksgiving morning. Submitted by Mike Murphy.
  • American River Transportation’s (ARTCO) Sierra Dawn, downbound, departing the Pike Island Locks, Mile 84.2, Warwood, W.Va., on the Ohio River. She is pushing 0x14 covered barges through very light snow. Photo taken on February 7, 2006. Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • ARTCO’s Sierra Dawn heads down the Mississippi towards Dubuque on the fine spring morning of June 11, 2005. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The flags are flying stiff on this windy Sunday afternoon as the Sierra Dawn slips by Victory Park at Keokuk, Iowa, on April 27, 2003. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Jack Simpson, publisher of Bitts & Bytes and owner of Little River Books, a division of J. R. Simpson & Associates, Inc. publishing company.
  • This picture of the Vicksburg Engineer District's Mv. Singleton was taken about 1986 when it was assigned to the Bank Grading Unit in Greenville, Miss. At this time the boat still carried its snagging A-frame on the forward deck The grading dragline Odum is in the background. Copyright William Steel.
  • This shot of the Mv. Singleton (modified) was taken sometime after I arrived at the BGU in about 1986 and after the men of the Bank Grading Unit made some major modifications. The old snagging A-frame was removed, the pilothouse cut off and set aside, and a new Texas deck fabricated and set in place. The pilothouse was then remounted on top of it. The Singleton, along with all of the Greenville Bank Grading Unit, was transferred to Memphis District in the early 1990s. It was taken out of service about 2001 and laid up at Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis, Tenn. Copyright William Steel.
  • Mv. Sir Frederick of Canton Marine Towing waits to enter Lock 21 on the Upper Mississippi River with a load of fertilizer on April 20, 2006. Copyright John Miller.
  • Canton Marine Towing’s Sir J-Ette heads for Lock 21 on the Upper Mississippi with a loaded box barge on March 28, 2005. Copyright John Miller.
  • Canton Marine's Sir Larry J., heads back to the Yacht Club after putting the Ed Renshaw on the Lock wall at 19, Keokuk, Ohio, April 28, 2003. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • M/V Sir Randall, December 14, 1990, Quincy, Ill. Copyright John Miller.
  • The Sir Robert takes a rest at the Hannibal, Mo., city front, waiting for the cement barges to be finished loading on September 29, 2005. Copyright John Miller.
  • Sir William (1) of Canton Marine Towing, on the Mississippi River at Canton, Mo., on May 23, 2006. She was light boat and was heading to pick up a ferry flat loaded with farm equipment. Copyright John Miller.
  • Mv. Sir William (2), Canton Marine Towing, has picked up a ferry flat loaded with farm equipment on May 23, 2006. Copyright John Miller.
  • Slot Zuylen - a one-year-old gasbarge built in the Netherlands. Length over all is 110 metres, width 11.40 metres. It has pressurized tanks with a total capacity of 2,280 cubic metres. Post by Gerrit Bedet.
  • An old-timer gone (1) – Sohio, built 1939 by Henry C. Grebe Co., Chicago, Ill., (usually a yacht manufacturer), 66 by 18.5 by 7, Atlas Imperial diesel 450 hp., owned by Standard Oil Company of Ohio, Cleveland, which sold her in April 1947 to Kosmos Towing Co., Louisville, Ky., which renamed her Kestrel. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Mv. Solvay as she looked on May 18, 1966, downbound at Huntington, W.Va. Later the vessel became the Jami Rae. Now Madison Coal & Supply Co. has decided to change its name back to the original. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Mv. Solvay. Inscription on back of photo says: "Jan 23 to Feb 13, 1957, at 7 mile Gov Light, seven miles above Cincinnati, OH. Master & Pilot & crew aboard motel vessel Solvay, 3 weeks on Ohio-side, Ohio River frozen over, 35 miles, above Cinc, O, solid, zero weather. Capt. H. H. Wright." This pictures is a copy of a photo from Greg Morris, son of Lois Wright Morris, grandson of Capt. Harry H. Wright. Posted by Ernie Wright, son of H. H. Wright.
  • Sonny Ivey (#236-21) on the Tennessee River at Paducah, Ky., on October 4, 1989. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mv. Sonny J, northbound on January 4, 2006, passing the Joanne Marie’s tow on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Copyright Eagle Maritime Photography.
  • Southern Cross (#138-13) the former TOLTEC, with another deck being added below the pilothouse while being rebuilt at Mainstream Shipyard, Greenville, Miss. The picture was taken on July 20, 1979. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mv. Southern King (formerly TRI-W and Robin Mott, and later Tendotá), photographed by Dan Owen on April 14, 1982, while downbound on the Mississippi River at St. Louis. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Southern Star, southbound at Paducah, Ky., on May 30, 2005. Copyright Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • Mv. Speedway, photographed January 25, 2006, while upbound light boat on the Mississippi River at St. Louis. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • Spike Crain (1) (later the Mr. Lewis) light boat and downbound at Mile 84 on the Monongahela River, photographed in the late 1970s. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Spike Crain (2) (later the Mr. Lewis) pilothouse, photographed while she was in old Lock 7 on the Monongahela River in the late 1970s. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Spike Crain (3) (later the Mr. Lewis), showing her equipment and the Mv. Aunt Polly on her hip on the Monongahela River in the late 1970s. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • The Spinnaker (1) (formerly the Dutch-owned Cura, 10,000 metric tons), was built in 1961 by Geesthacht in Germany. Here she is shown on the channel from Charleroi to Brussels in the center of Belgium. The boat's current owner is French. As it did when it was named Cura, the Spinnaker sails from Belgium, Holland and in the north of France. She measures 67 meters by 8.2 meters. Copyright Francois Manouvrier.
  • Spinnaker (2) This view of the Spinnaker (formerly the Dutch-owned Cura) was taken on the channel from Charleroi to Brussels in the center of Belgium. The Spinnaker carries mainly sand, coal, salt and sometimes cereals. Copyright Francois Manouvrier.
  • Spinnaker (3) built in Geesthacht, Germany, and weighing 10,000 metric tons, is shown in Belgium in the ship lift of Ronquières. Note that the walkway on the right is nearly as wide as the lock itself. She was previously the Dutch-owned Cura and sails from the same locations, Belgium, Holland and from the north of France. Copyright Francois Manouvrier.
  • A broadside view of the Spirit of Dubuque (1), shown turning south on July 16, 2006, on the Upper Mississippi River as she near Lock and Dam 11. Copyright David Chase.
  • Spirit of Dubuque (2) a more distant view on the Upper Mississippi River on July 16, 2006, as she nears Lock and Dam 11. Copyright David Chase.
  • The Spirit of Dubuque is emblazoned in patriotic bunting as she awaits passengers for a lunchtime cruise during the big walleye fishing tournament in Dubuque, Iowa, on May 29, 2005. To her right is the Celebration Belle. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Celebration Belle (left) and Spirit of Dubuque (right) cruise the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa, during the Grand Excursion. The photo was taken on June 28, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The bright sun and calm waters of October 17, 2003, provide almost a perfect mirror image of the Spirit of Dubuque in that Iowa city's Ice Harbor off the Upper Mississippi River. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The twin paddlewheels of the Spirit of Dubuque kick up spray on the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa, on October 17, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Excursion boat Spirit of Peoria, summer 2004 off city launch ramp, Chillicothe, Ill. Chillicothe Island is in the background. Copyright C. A. “Chuck” Perrin.
  • Beautifully lit by the early evening light, the Spirit of Peoria (1) heads out for a harbor cruise during the Grand Excursion on the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa. Photo taken June 28, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Spirit of Peoria (2) continues her way up the Mississippi above Dubuque during the Grand Excursion. Photo taken June 29, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Three steamboats tied up at the Dubuque, Iowa, riverfront during the 2004 Grand Excursion on the Mississippi River. Left to right are the Anson Northrup, Spirit of Peoria, and Celebration Belle. Photo taken June 28, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Spirit of Peoria at the City Front, Peoria, Ill., taken on February 24, 2002. Copyright by John Miller.
  • Spring Point Ledge Light (1), constructed in 1897, still an active aid to navigation. Copyright 2006 Eric M. Johnson.
  • Spring Point Ledge Light (2) another view, constructed in 1897 and still an active aid to navigation. Copyright 2006 Eric M. Johnson.
  • Squeak Carpenter, southbound, January 4, 2006, Jack Miller Landing, Mile 43.6 on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Plaquemine, La. Copyright Eagle Maritime Photography.
  • St Helier II - the whole boat - Previously B&B placed a photograph showing only a portion of this boat in the Photo Center. The photographer thought we might appreciate seeing the entire boat on the Seine, where he has been told that traffic has been increasing spectacularly. Copyright David Edwards-May, Euromapping, Seyssinet, France.
  • The 700-ton barge St Helier II is shown locking through the Ablon Lock, the second lock upstream from Paris on the Seine. Note the lace curtains in the bow cabin. Sometimes barges accommodate paying guests in this type of quarters, but on this boat a crewman probably lives in the forward cabin. Copyright David Edwards-May, Euromapping, Seyssinet, France.
  • The St Helier II (see other listing) was shown while locking through at Ablon Lock on the Seine in France. The lock is the second one upstream from Paris, as shown in David Edwards-May's extract from the strip map of the Seine in his guide "Inland Waterways of France." Copyright David Edward-May, Euromapping, Seyssinet, France.
  • The Mv. St. John, photographed July 13, 2005, in the New Orleans Harbor. Copyright Ed Rahe.
  • St. Joseph (formerly the LTI 2194) photographed while northbound on the Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis harbor in 1967. Equipped at the time with conventional propellers, she belonged to Sioux City and New Orleans Barge Company, Houston, Texas. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • Mv. St. Joseph, added to the Eckstein Marine fleet in 2004. This picture was taken in the vicinity of Plaquemine, La., on the Port Allen-Morgan City Route. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • St. Louis Gateway Arch - submitted by Ed Rahe.
  • St. Louis Ship yard office 1967. Copyright Mike Murphy.
  • St. Louis skyline. Copyright Ed Rahe. Rahe can be contacted at "The Waterways Journal" by calling 314-241-7354. The print is available in the 11 by 14-inch size. I have seen the original, and this Photo Center pictures does not do it justice. — Jack
  • Mvs. Starfire and Andrew Cargill MacMillan, northbound together at Backbone Park, Grand Tower, Ill., Upper Mississippi River, on June 4, 2005. Copyright George E. Vincent.
  • View aft of the Wisconsin Barge Lines Mv. Starfire (formerly the Ray A) while mule training barges in the ice on the Illinois River in 1978. Copyright Rob Williams.
  • Mv. Starfire taken in forebay of Lock 19 on April 17, 1992 - submitted by John Miller.
  • Norman Brothers Ste. Genevieve, photographed in 1978 at the Clarksville, Mo., dock, waiting for barges. Copyright Rob Williams.
  • Ste. Genevieve, August 7, 1984. She is just clearing Mississippi River Lock 19 on one of her last trips. "This was a one shot deal, because all I had was one frame left and didn't realize it. Whew! Glad the picture turned out. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Ste. Genevieve #1 -- Remnants of the paddle wheel of the SAINTE GENEVIEVE, photographed in June 1995 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Copyright Dan Back.
  • Ste. Genevieve #2 - Shows pilothouse and stacks of sunken vessel at Cape Girardeau, Mo. This vessel was taken to Cape after its first sinking; then it sank twice more and was under water 3-6 months each time. Copyright Dan Back.
  • Ste. Genevieve #3 - Stacks and pilothouse of the dredge are shown at Cape Girardeau, Mo. The stacks were removed eventually and sent off to be dismantled. During the high water, spring 1995, she was completely under water. Copyright Dan Back.
  • Ste. Genevieve #4 - The pilothouse of the sunken dredge SAINTE GENEVIEVE, showing a bit more paraphernalia on deck. Copyright Dan Back.
  • Ste. Genevieve #5 - This is a closer look at the vessel’s stacks before removal for dismantling. Copyright Dan Back.
  • Two unidentified steamboats round the bend in this picture posted by Ernie Wright with permission from John Carter. Copyright John Carter.
  • Unnamed steamboats fleeted who knows where in this picture posted by Ernie Wright with permission from John Carter. Copyright John Carter.
  • Mv. Stephanie Stone, photographed southbound near Geismar, La., on March 2, 2005. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • Stephen Joseph - submitted by Dan Owen
  • The Mv. Stephen L. Colby, Marquette Transportation, northbound at the Louisville (Ky.) Portland Canal on April 16, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • With the pilot in the house, Stephen L. Colby (1) is southbound off Chillicothe Island, Chillicothe, Ill., on March 28,2006. Copyright C. A. “Chuck” Perrin.
  • Mv. Stephen L. Colby (2), southbound off Chillicothe Island, Chillicothe, Ill., on March 28, 2006. Copyright C. A. “Chuck” Perrin.
  • Marquette Transportation’s Stephen L. Colby heads down the Mississippi River toward Dubuque, Iowa, on April 17, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Mv Stephen L. Colby heads down the placid Mississippi towards Dubuque, Iowa, on Thanksgiving morning, November 27, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Mv. Stephen W, AM&O Towing, upbound at Greensboro, Pa., in the early 1980s. Copyright Brent Maletic.
  • Sternwheeler (1), no photographer ID or date available. Posted by Allen Dale.
  • Sternwheeler (2), no photographer ID or date available. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Sternwheeler (3), left, and River Queen (5), as seen on the web site steamboats.org. and made available to us through the courtesy of Franz Neumeier in Germany.
  • The Mv. Steve Kuhr, northbound on the Ohio River at Mile 575.7 on October 20, 2005. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Steve T., of Lawson & Lawson Towing, is southbound on the Mississippi River at Mile 24.4 with 21 loads on September 11, 2002. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Steven Joseph, which is still waiting its refit, photographed on the Ohio River on May 5, 2006. Alongside the Joseph is the R. J. Lauder. Copyright Joe Brown.
  • Mv. Stevie Ann (former Toro), northbound January 4, 2006, at Jack Miller Landing on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.. Copyright Eagle Maritime Photography.
  • Strait, Capt. Charlie
    See B&B Vol. 2 Issue 8 for more information.
  • John Streckfus, Jr., surveys construction work on the President, 1932. Picture courtesy of Thomas Dunn. Gateway Riverboat Cruises.
  • Paul Striegel (2) (background) with her well-known namesake Paul Striegel, 87, (when this was posted) standing in the foreground along the Paducah, Ky., river front. For a close-up view of the vessel, go to the other listing of the boat in this Photo Center. Paul is affectionately known to his friends as “Ole High Pockets.” Copyright Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • On the way. — Mv. Sue Chappell (1 of 3) in background, with the mate and deckhand braving the hard, cold wind, strong current, and a white-capping river to make their way ashore to pick up fresh “stores.” They stopped at Brandenburg on October 18, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Almost there. — Mv. Sue Chappell (2 of 3) in background, with the mate and deckhand braving the hard, cold wind, strong current, and a white-capping river to make their way ashore to pick up fresh “stores.” They stopped at Brandenburg on October 18, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • They made it! — Mv. Sue Chappell (3 of 3) in background, with the mate and deckhand braving the hard, cold wind, strong current, and a white-capping river to make their way ashore to pick up fresh “stores.” They stopped at Brandenburg on October 18, 2006. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Sue Chappel, Crounse Corporation, is northbound on the Ohio River with 15 loads of coal on September 13, 2002. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • The Sugarland, owned by Florida Marine Transporters, Inc., photographed on the Upper Mississippi River at St. Louis on September 28, 2004. Copyright Leon Puckett.
  • Two ARTCO towboats, the Suland and the Beverly Cummins, push separate loads side-by-side as they head down the Mississippi towards Dubuque, Iowa, on Thanksgiving morning, November 27, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Capt. Ike Sullivan, photo by Bobby Pelas, Buras, La., date and location of towboat unknown. The death of Capt. Issac "Ike" Sullivan, 66, retired Ingram Barge Company pilot and captain for more than 50 years, was announced in B&B Vol. 2 No. 21. Few people know that a boat had been named after him. Courtesy of Boat Photo Museum.
  • Mv. Sunflower, entering McAlpine Lock on the Ohio River, southbound on June 16, 2006. Barry Griffith.
  • Mv. Sunflower, photographed on March 16, 2005, at Upper Mississippi River Mile 14. Copyright Jesse Lybarger.
  • Sunken Treasure, summer of 2006. Discovered by Herman and Jery Jackson while vacationing near Mississippi River Mile 20.9 in Illinois. Every indication is that there was still a lot to be discovered below the surface. The timberhead carried the name of Dravo and the year 1040, in addition to a serial number. Copyright Herman and Jeri Jackson.
  • The Mv. Samuel B. Richmond waits for the channel to clear at sunrise on July 21, 2003, on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Sunset - This picture may be titled "The loneliness of the long-distance towboat." This unidentified boat makes its way through the gathering river ice as it approaches Lock & Dam 10 in Guttenburg, Iowa, on November 19, 1991. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • Sunset at the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge over the Ohio River, connecting Brandenburg, Ky., and Mauckport, Ind. The photo was taken from the Brandenburg landing, looking downstream on June 10, 2005. Copyreight Ron Richardson.
  • Sunset on Ohio was taken by Ernie Write during the summer of 2001. It is on the Ohio River at Huntington, W.Va., at Harris Riverfront Park. Copyright Ernie Wright.
  • Marathon Petroleum Company’s SuperAmerica (1), downbound with 5x0 tank barges at Steubenville, Ohio, Ohio River 66.8, on May 24, 2006. (Note that she has the Ashland A on her starboard stack.) Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Marathon Petroleum Company’s SuperAmerica (2), downbound with 5x0 tank barges at Follansbee, W. Va., Ohio River Mile 71.1, on May 24, 2006. She is passing Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel’s Mingo Jct. (Ohio) steel works. The large building houses the Basic Oxygen Furnace at the Mingo Plant. (Note that the Ashland A is missing on starboard stack.) Copyright Eric M. Johnson.
  • Mv. SuperAmerica (1) and SuperAmerica (2), northbound on the rain-swollen Ohio River on February 8, 2004. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Susan C. McBride, photographed July 31, 1980, when she was upbound at St. Louis near Eads bridge at St. Louis. The photographer, Dan Owen, perched atop Eads bridge, said he could see the deckhands all looking up as though they had never seen Eads bridge before. She carried the first radar on the inland waterways, according to the “Inland River Record.”. Courtesy Boat Photo Museum.
  • Susan C. McBride (1) an engineroom picture showing one of the Susan’s big Fairbanks Morse Co. diesels, photographed November 30, 2005. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Susan C. McBride (2). The name plate on the big engine reads: Fairbanks Morse Co., Manufacturers, Chicago, U.S.A. Photographed November 30, 2005. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Susan C. McBride (3). Another view of one of the Susan’s two Fairbanks Morse diesels, photographed November 30, 2005. She was built in 1942 by Calumet Shipyard & Drydock Co., repowered in 1971, and is presently owned by McBride Towing Company. She has carried three other names, including Tri-State (her first), Reliable, and Diane. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • Susan C. McBride (Views 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375) interior pictures of the vessel’s pilothouse, taken November 30, 2005. You can see in #371 that they have added a modern clock. Copyright Ron Richardson.
  • The Susan E is shown in drydock at Greater Cincinnati Marine Service in this photo taken on September 24, 2002. It is at Fleet Headquarters at Ohio River Mile 483. Copyright Bill Graser.
  • Highland Bed And Breakfast at Carrolton, Ky., with the Susan Elizabeth northbound on the Ohio River. Copyright Barry Griffith.
  • Mv. Susan Frances, photographed on the Port Allen Route, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, at Mile 52 while northbound. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The Susan K heads down the Mississippi River toward Dubuque, Iowa, on July 5, 2003. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • The Mv. Susan Ponthier pushes some petroleum barges down the Mississippi River toward Dubuque, Iowa, on May 29, 2004. Copyright Craig Nowack.
  • This picture was taken of the Susan Ponthier when she was south bound at St. Francisville, La., on February 13, 2003. There is a touching story about the naming of this boat. Jeff Ponthier, who is currently with Kirby Inland Marine, was working for Blessey Marine when his young daughter Susan was stricken with a terminal disease. Blessey graciously named this vessel in her honor. Copyright Thomas Waller.
  • The steam tug Susie Hazard, owned by Streckfus, was photographed from the Defense Plant Corporation Str. Wake Island in May 1953 by Robert Miller, as crew members watch the parade for the opening of the Chain of Rocks Canal and Lock. Posted by his son, John Robert Miller.
  • New suspension bridge being built at Cape Girardeau, Mo. This span is on the right descending bank, September 2002. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • Suzanne Smith (#8-80) photographed at Mile 808 of the Ohio River while the vessel was northbound below Henderson, Ky., on June 20, 1972. Copyright Capt. Jeffrey L. Yates.
  • James V. Swift Tribute
    June 4, 1916 to October 29, 2002
  • James V. Swift, left, author of “Backing Hard Into River History,” and Ralph DuPae, recipient of the 2002 Captain Donald T. Wright Award for Maritime Journalism, are shown visiting in the Gateway Cruises ticket office at the St. Louis riverfront before an October 14, 2002, dinner cruise. Photo taken and posted by B&B.
  • Jim Swift, longtime writer for “The Waterways Journal,” is interviewed about his many years around the river Industry and his long career at the “Journal” at the Great Rivers Towboat Festival. Jim is among several who serve on the Great Rivers Towboat Festival Committee with Debbie Wedding, who started the festival. Copyright John Robert Miller.
  • A SPORTY CAR FOR A SPORTY DUDE! James V. Swift, author of "Backing Hard Into River History," at the St. Louis Waterfront, December 21, 2001. Notice the license plate. Photo courtesy of Ed Rahe.

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