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

Obituary: Billy Roy Baker

January 29, 2022

“Billy” Roy Baker, 73, of Clifton, Tenn., died in an automobile accident January 2 in Savannah, Tenn. He worked for American Commercial Barge Line for 38 years and was a… Read More

Capt. Donald H. Summers, 95, of St. Louis, Mo., a former captain for the excursion steamers Admiral and President, died December 26. Summers served in the U.S. Navy during World… Read More

Obituary: Thomas E. Maloney

November 28, 2021

Thomas F. Maloney, 81, of St. Louis, Mo., barge line executive, died November 14. He retired as president of Peavey Barge Lines at the age of 51. Prior to that,… Read More

Obituary: Ken Novak

November 28, 2021

Ken Novak, 95, originally from St. Louis, died November 18 of natural causes secondary to Parkinson’s Disease. He was a longtime employee of Mississippi Valley Barge Line…. This content… Read More

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