Obituary: Clifford "Skip" Crain Obituary: Clifford
Obituary: Clifford "Skip" Crain

Clifford H. “Skip” Crain, Cranberry Township, Pa., the last of the renowned Crain brothers, died January 26 at 80 years of age. He was a widely known and respected member… Read More

Capt. Robert Henderson Rogers, 89, passed away on the afternoon of August 26. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Celestine and Rolla Rogers. His mother was a schoolteacher, and… Read More

Doug McGinnis, heir to a river-related business family, founder of a group of companies that include drydocks, shipyards and towing companies, and River Hall of Fame member, passed away at… Read More

Raleigh L. Bourg Sr., 85, founder and CEO of Bourg Boat Company, died July 15 at his home, surrounded by friends and family. Bourg Boat Company operated 25 pushboats and… Read More

Thomas W. Hines Jr., 78, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 31 after a lengthy battle with a massive stroke and heart attack. He started working in the Hines engine repair… Read More

Frank J. Beelman Jr., CEO of Beelman Truck Company, East St. Louis, Ill., a 770-truck dry bulk transporter that has maintained a presence on the Mississippi River at St. Louis… Read More

Obituary: Milton Perko

July 23, 2021

    Milton Perko, Ballwin, Mo., retired assistant vice president of St. Louis Ship, died July 14. He was 92. He began his nearly 50-year career at the shipyard as… Read More

George David “Dave” Thomson Jr., 75, a steamboat historian who contributed numerous photos and other information to the steamboats.com online museum, died July 3. A graduate of the California Institute… Read More

Capt. Jimmie Dale Brown, 82, of Selmer, Tenn., died June 25 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He went to work on the river at the age of 19 (1957)… Read More

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