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Seven decades ago, on May 11, 1949, the steamer Avalon arrived at my hometown of New Albany, Ind., just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. The last of the… Read More

Packet To Gunboat

April 17, 2019

Built at New Albany, Ind., in 1861, the wooden-hulled packet Louisville measured 220 feet in length by 38 feet in width. Five boilers suppled steam to engines (recycled from the… Read More

The Louisville Engineer District announced April 11 that Corps natural resources managers and other personnel will be conducting prescribed burns at McAlpine Locks and Dam for the remainder of April. Read More

A brief lowering of high water allowed salvage teams to retrieve the sixth of nine sunken barges at McAlpine Dam before the water rose again, suspending operations. The barges were… Read More

Nine Barges Hit McAlpine Dam

December 27, 2018

The Coast Guard, Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing (TVT) are continuing their response to a bridge allision that occurred the evening of December 25 in Louisville, Ky. The… Read More

The Argosy No. 3

April 2, 2018

The sternwheeler Argosy was built in 1864. A notification of the new boat appeared in a Pittsburgh newspaper on November 30: “This is the third boat of the name, the… Read More

Record-setting rains in the central and upper Midwest in the third week of February combined with melting snowpack to produce sudden and dramatic flooding across an arc from northern Louisiana… Read More

The Sidewheeler Tarascon

January 15, 2018

For a contract cost of $40,900, the beautiful sidewheeler Tarascon was constructed on a wooden hull (250 feet in length by 38 feet in width) at Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1863… Read More

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