Letter: L. Wade Childress Letter: L. Wade Childress
Letter: L. Wade Childress

It seems hard to believe it will be 37 years ago—December 19, 1985—that the towboat L. Wade Childress tuned turtle (sinking) at Ft Madison, Iowa., in 30 feet of water off… Read More

Letter: Insurance Review

November 11, 2023

Ports and terminal operators need to be vigilant of how they insure themselves in the event of vessel collisions as well as accidental damage to infrastructure. The starting point is… Read More

For some time now I’ve been meaning to write The Waterways Journal to tell you and Capt. David Smith just how much I have enjoyed the “Old Boat” column. These… Read More

To The Editor: At the recent Inland Marine Expo (IMX) conference, we discussed changing weather conditions with a number of ports at our stand. From flooding to hurricanes, extreme weather… Read More

Your April 7 editorial “Tax Incentive Expands to Include All Jones Act Vessels” praises the Capital Construction Fund’s expansion as a measure to encourage the U.S. merchant marine’s modernization and expansion. These… Read More

Letter: Mv. Capt. Rick Neale

January 18, 2023

It was so good  to see Capt. David Smith’s column featuring the Capt. Rick Neale (“Weirton Express”) featured as the first “Old Boat” of the New Year in the January… Read More

This is to commend your editorial recognizing and saluting the maritime industry’s interconnectedness with numerous military veterans (Veterans Power The Inland Waterways, WJ November 14).  The Port of Paducah certainly fits… Read More

Winter is coming, in more ways than one, and it will have resounding impact on the inland marine industry. Subchapter M has come into full force as of July, and… Read More

Letters: Bob Greene

October 24, 2022

From two retired Jeffboat executives regarding the passing of Bob Greene (See WJ October 17): “Bob was probably the nicest gentleman I had the pleasure of serving with in my… Read More

I was sorry to read the obituary notice for 92-year-old Capt. Vernon Sturgeon in the July 25 issue of The Waterways Journal. Although I had only met or spoken to… Read More

Letter: The Patrick Gass

August 16, 2022

It was with great pleasure I read the “Old Boat” article in the June 13, 2022, edition of The Waterways Journal.  In the summers of 1951 and 1952, I went… Read More