In a year filled with legislative and regulatory victories for the barge industry, the landmark bipartisan passage and signing of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA, sometimes also known as… Read More

Letter: Federal Barge Lines

January 7, 2019

As a former employee of Federal Barge Lines (FBL) from 1972–1979, I very much enjoyed the article by Dan Hubbell in the December 17 issue titled “Federal Barge Lines Helped… Read More

Note: the following letter was sent to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and shared with The Waterways Journal. The Olmsted Locks and Dam between Paducah, Ky., and Cairo, Ill.,… Read More

In September 1970, I bought a sternwheel towboat from Maysville Sand & Gravel in Maysville, Ky. This boat was called the mv. Glenda H, and they had owned the boat… Read More

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