100 Years Ago: Ice Wreaked Havoc Throughout River System 100 Years Ago: Ice Wreaked Havoc Throughout River System
100 Years Ago: Ice Wreaked Havoc Throughout River System

The disastrous winter exactly 100 years ago was a perfect storm involving weather, politics and war. Nowhere in the United States was it more damaging than on the Ohio River… Read More

The St. Paul Engineer District posted the latest ice thickness measurements of Lake Pepin, taken March 7. They show that the ice is still about two feet thick near the… Read More

Aftermath Of The 1918 Ice

February 5, 2018

Remains of the City of Cincinnati. Visible at the bow is the pilothouse from the wrecked sternwheeler Loucinda. (Keith Norrington collection) After observing the centennial of the 1918 Ohio River ice… Read More

The Ohio River Ice Of 1918

January 29, 2018

With much of the nation in winter’s icy grip, it seems appropriate for the Old Boat Column to observe the centennial of the great Ohio River ice gorge. Unlike the… Read More