Remembering Longtime Towboat Captain Willie Chauvin Jr. Remembering Longtime Towboat Captain Willie Chauvin Jr.
Remembering Longtime Towboat Captain Willie Chauvin Jr.

Willie Chauvin Jr., a longtime and beloved towboat captain and native of Marrero, La., died June 11 at his home in Loranger, La. He was 75. Chauvin was born August… Read More

Obituary: Deane Orr

June 13, 2022

Warren “Deane” Orr, 72, of Renovo Pa., former vice president of river operations for Consol Coal, died June 3. A regular at industry meetings, he was known for passionately advocating… Read More

Obituary: Charlie Newton

June 13, 2022

Charles “Charlie” Newton, 83, former owner of Economy Boat Store, died May 23 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. A CPA, he began his career as an accountant… Read More

Dudley Yeomans, St. Charles, Mo., retired surveyor, died April 24. He was 96. A World War II Marine Corps veteran wounded in the Battle of Pelelui, he started in the… Read More

Peter C. Merrill, a renowned marine surveyor and appraiser who started in the river business when he was 20, died April 10 at Marymount Nursing Home, near St. Louis, Mo.,… Read More

Capt. Larry Mason Smith, 91, of Rogers, Ark., a longtime towboat captain, died at his home on March 29. He started in 1957 with Rose Barge Line, and in the… Read More

Obituary: Marvin Ferguson

March 16, 2022

Marvin Ferguson, 92, longtime commissioner of the Ports of Indiana, died at his home in Indianapolis on March 1. Ferguson, who founded Ferguson Steel Company and served as president of… Read More

Obituary: Stanley Machovec

February 23, 2022

Stanley Machovec, 88, of St. Paul, Minn., former operator of Machovec’s Food Market in St. Paul, died January 27. The market, which was founded by his grandfather in 1893, provided… Read More

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