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Str. General Ashburn

In the column of September 5, we looked at the Str. Mark Twain and the Missouri River Navigation celebration trip. While the Mark Twain was the lead towboat and carried… Read More

Victory/O.F. Shearer

August 22, 2022

In 1919, Dravo Corporation built two steam sternwheel towboats in their yard in the back channel of Neville Island (Pa.). The boats were essentially sister vessels with one being the… Read More

Dwight F. Davis

August 15, 2022

The Inland Waterways Corporation (IWC), the government-owned barge line, as mentioned last week, had built a fleet of vessels in 1920 intended for Warrior-Tombigbee River service. In 1929, they built… 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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