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

Letter: Union Faith

November 5, 2019

Fifty Years Ago (“This Week,” October 21):  Capt. Douglas Grubbs is called Donald. His story is outstanding. He is a retired Crescent River Pilot. He is a good friend with… Read More

Letter: Pete Merrill

October 28, 2019

I was looking at the latest Waterways Journal and who jumps off the page, but my mentor Pete Merrill! It was great to read about his family and the great… Read More

Letter: Crew Change

October 28, 2019

I was watching a crew change of barge workers from the towboat to the limo. The fresh crew: ready, willing and able. The crew that was relieved: happy time in… Read More

The industry has celebrated the one-year anniversary of the implementation of Subchapter M. Following are a few observations that I have made, and, according to discussions among other people in… Read More

IMX 2019

June 17, 2019

As a WJ subscriber, I took advantage of your most generous offer to attend IMX 2019 at the Dome.  I took my brother-in-law, a fellow retiree from the power generation… Read More

Federal Dredge Fleet

May 19, 2019

This letter to the WJ is to voice concerns as stakeholders and workers on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Tenn-Tom). After dramatic rains and runoff swept down the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and triggered… Read More