Legendary Steamboat Captain, Calliopist ‘Doc’ Hawley Remembered Legendary Steamboat Captain, Calliopist ‘Doc’ Hawley Remembered
Legendary Steamboat Captain, Calliopist ‘Doc’ Hawley Remembered

Legendary calliopist and steamboat master Capt. Clarke Campbell “Doc” Hawley, a native of Charleston, W.Va., and a near-50-year resident of New Orleans, died November 12 from complications related to throat… Read More

Obituary: Jack Hynes

November 14, 2022

John “Jack” Hynes, St. Louis, Mo., retired SCNO Barge Lines Inc. executive, died November 1 at home. He was 86. During his 40-year career in the river industry, he served… Read More

Obituary: Frank Roth Jr.

November 14, 2022

Frank Roth Jr., thought to be one of the longest serving employees of American River Transportation Company, died October 16 in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 87. He… Read More

Obituary: Pat Williams Jr.

November 14, 2022

Argus Patterson “Pat” Williams Jr., 72, of Lonoke, Ark., died at his home on October 30 after a long battle with cancer. He began his life-long career centered around the… Read More

Obituary: Hulen Dunkin

November 14, 2022

Hulen Dunkin, 72, of McCrory, Ark., died October 18 at his home. He worked for more than 40 years as a towboat chief engineer on the Mississippi River…. This… Read More

Robert W. “Bob” Greene, for 33 years the leader of Jeffboat shipyard and other divisions of American Commercial Lines, Jeffersonville, Ind., died October 9 in Harbor Springs, Mich. He was… Read More

Obituary: Ronald J. Blakely

September 14, 2022

Ronald J. Blakely, 77, of Rushville, Mo., a longtime Missouri River booster, died at home on August 9. He served on the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association board of… Read More

Obituary: Charles E. Robers

September 14, 2022

Charles E. Robers, 97, former owner of Robers Dredging Inc., died July 15. After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where… Read More

Diedre “Dee Dee” Whittaker, 57, advertising account executive for The Waterways Journal, died September 7 following complications from heart surgery. A member of the WJ staff since February 2020, Whittaker managed advertising accounts primarily in… Read More

Capt. Vernon Sturgeon, 92, of Paducah, Ky., a longtime towboat captain, died July 13 at Providence Pointe Nursing Home. He started working on the river at 13 and retired as… Read More

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