Letter: The Admiral Letter: The Admiral
Letter: The Admiral

I always learn something from the Old Boat Column—and also have the fun of my memory being kicked a little down the river. Keith Norrington’s article on Twilight on The Levee… Read More

After many years of planning and delays due to high water, and many other issues, work has finally begun on a new excursion boat landing in Kimmswick, Mo. Ground has… Read More

Letter: Towboat Poem

January 4, 2021

Towboat Poem As I’m on this boat, looking out of the window I think about my life, and how far I will go Will I ever be a captain? Or… Read More

Letter: In Retirement

December 6, 2020

Since retiring in August, my wife, Mary, and I have been very busy. We sold our home in Louisville and moved to Edmond, Okla., on the first of October, and… Read More

Letter: Wire Rope

September 20, 2020

To the editor: If my barge has winches, I am using a barge fastener completely different from rigging. I am using rope (wire rope). If I am going to use… Read More

Positive Approach

July 6, 2020

About a month ago, I was listening to the news and all the negative things going on in the world and when I finally had enough, I picked up the… Read More

Eagle Boat Store

July 6, 2020

I just read the article (Old Boat column on Eagle Boat Store, WJ June 8, 2020). Please tell Keith Norrington thank you for me. He did a great job. Roy… Read More

Dear Mariners, Thank you for serving our country as U.S. merchant mariners, especially during this pandemic. Few people outside of our industry understand your sacrifices. I am particularly grateful for… Read More

Letter: Dangerous Discovery

November 22, 2019

It was with great interest that I began reading your  article titled   “CG Team Discovers ‘Blast From The Past’” (WJ, November 4) until  the detail of events took a… Read More

Letter: Peter C. Merrill

November 8, 2019

Great recent article on a true river legend in our industry (“Pete Merrill: Still Surveying After 55 Years,” WJ, October 21). There are an infinite number of famous Pete Merrill… Read More

Letter: Marine Surveyors

November 5, 2019

Great job on the special issue (WJ, October 21). You covered so many of the areas that do not get front page coverage but without them the industry could not… Read More