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Icy Times Returneth On The River

After years of a relative respite from severe winters, it appears that icy times have returned. Unlike the Upper Mississippi River where, owing to ice harbors, coves and other safe… Read More

Ice Closes Illinois River

February 15, 2021

The arctic temperatures and icing that surged into the midsection of the country closed the Illinois River. Beginning February 8, American Commercial Barge Line notified its customers that it was… 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

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