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Obituary: James Burke

May 11, 2019

James “Jim” Burke, 69, a tankerman and tank barge firefighting instructor for The River School, died May 1. During his long career as a merchant mariner, Burke, who held an… Read More

Ray Eckstein, founder of Paducah, Ky.-based Marquette Transportation Company, one of the largest barge lines on the river, died April 20 at his home in Paducah. He was 93. His… Read More

Capt. Nick Macaluso, 66, a longtime river worker for Coastal Towing, ACBL and others, died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack March 29…. This content is for… Read More

Capt. William “Bill” Schoonover, 95, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died March 8 at his home. He was retired towboat captain for The Ohio River Company, and also worked for the Mississippi… Read More

John G. Wosman, 64, former employee—and later owner—of Diesel Fuel Injection Service Inc. of St. Louis, died on February 21. He worked in the industry for 47 years before retiring… Read More

Obituary: Kevin Jennings

February 4, 2019

Kevin Jennings, 62, owner of West Point Marine Inc., a harbor service with fleets in Hardin and Batchtown, Ill., died unexpectedly January 9 of natural causes at his residence in… Read More

Freddy L. Smith died January 4 at his home in McCrory, Ark. He was 69. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received two Purple Hearts and… Read More

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