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

Letters: Cars On Barge

April 5, 2021

Loved your story about cars-on-barge cargo, and the great picture (Old Boat Column, WJ, March 1). Towing companies need to learn about the new Kia auto factory in Monterrey, Mexico,… Read More

Letter: Ron Nokes

April 5, 2021

Congratulations to Ron Nokes (Kirby Operating New Mv. Ron Nokes, WJ, March 22) on a well-deserved honor from one old barge salesman to another. Bill Robertson… This content is… Read More

Letter: Executive Orders

March 1, 2021

I am deeply concerned about President Biden’s use of executive orders. First, the open borders policy that the Biden administration has adopted. I have been to Central America many times. 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

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