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I wanted to find a way to thank everyone for your kindness that you have shown to me in dealing with the difficulties of the mail service, and the great… Read More

I was reading the very well-written obituary about Pete Merrill in the April 18 issue, and it brought back a flood of memories about this extremely talented, caring and fun-loving… Read More

Letter: Keith Norrington

April 21, 2022

For Keith Norrington: Keith, the fine comedian Bob Hope had a saying, “Thanks for the Memories.” Well I feel comfortable in passing that line on to you. Not only did… Read More

Letter: Old Boat Column

April 21, 2022

My subscription to the WJ dates back to November 1963 when Roy Barkhau was writing the column. I even got to meet Donald T. Wright on one occasion when he… Read More

Again, many thanks to Keith Norrington for the Old Boat Column in general and for the column in the January 24, 2022, WJ. Keith continues to delight with his writings. Read More

You probably don’t remember, but you published an article in the September 12, 1981, issue of The Waterways Journal about the “One-Stop Shopping Center” for towboaters down in the wilds… Read More

Letter: Eagle Boat Store

September 8, 2021

Regarding Keith Norrington’s Old Boat Column of 8 June 2020, “The Eagle Boat Store.” The operators of Ward & Brady, the predecessor to the Eagle Boat Store, were retired steamboat… 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

Letter: The Admiral

January 18, 2021

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

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