The Iron Dukes The Iron Dukes
The Iron Dukes

There have been four towboats operating on the Great Kanawha River bearing the name Iron Duke. The first of these was built in 1875, and it was a wood-hull, steam-prop… Read More

The J.T. Hatfield

November 16, 2020

Capt. J.T. Hatfield, who long was in charge of the Hickey Transportation Company at Covington, Ky., had the honor of having two towboats named for him. The first vessel was… Read More

Passing Of A River Legend

October 25, 2019

When Charlie Jones, president of Amherst Madison,  died at the age of 101, he could look back on a river career with few parallels. During World War II, Jones served… Read More