Jim “Goat” Patterson: An Unassuming River Legend Jim “Goat” Patterson: An Unassuming River Legend
Jim “Goat” Patterson: An Unassuming River Legend

Easy to laugh, Jim “Goat” Patterson is known for hearty outbursts that can spill over into the next room or fill a convention center, as one might expect from a… Read More

I was reading the very well-written obituary about Pete Merrill in the April 18 issue, and it brought back a flood of memories about this extremely talented, caring and fun-loving… Read More

Peter C. Merrill, a renowned marine surveyor and appraiser who started in the river business when he was 20, died April 10 at Marymount Nursing Home, near St. Louis, Mo.,… Read More

Merrill Marine Services, a well-known marine brokerage, appraising and surveying firm with offices in St. Louis and Paducah, has announced that James H. “Jim” Garrett has been appointed to manage… Read More

James “Jimmie” Garrett, long involved in the river industry, most recently as a river transportation management consultant, has joined Merrill Marine Services Inc., Fenton, Mo. He will be working out… Read More

Letter: Peter C. Merrill

November 8, 2019

Great recent article on a true river legend in our industry (“Pete Merrill: Still Surveying After 55 Years,” WJ, October 21). There are an infinite number of famous Pete Merrill… Read More

Letter: Marine Surveyors

November 5, 2019

Great job on the special issue (WJ, October 21). You covered so many of the areas that do not get front page coverage but without them the industry could not… Read More

Letter: Union Faith

November 5, 2019

Fifty Years Ago (“This Week,” October 21):  Capt. Douglas Grubbs is called Donald. His story is outstanding. He is a retired Crescent River Pilot. He is a good friend with… Read More

Letter: Pete Merrill

October 28, 2019

I was looking at the latest Waterways Journal and who jumps off the page, but my mentor Pete Merrill! It was great to read about his family and the great… Read More

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