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The Western Rivers towing industry was seeing much change in the year 1935. The Inland Waterways Corporation, the government-owned towing concern nicknamed the Federal Barge Line by rivermen, had been… Read More

The J.J. McViccar

March 9, 2022

In 1894, as the Howard family prepared to occupy their newly completed 22-room riverside mansion at Jeffersonville, Ind., their shipyard built the towboat Fritz, named for Capt. Fritz Mentor. The… Read More

The H.G. Hill

January 29, 2022

An attractive sternwheeler built by the Ayer & Lord Marine Ways at Paducah, Ky., in 1918, the H.G. Hill was 165 feet in length by 30 feet in width. The… Read More

The Steamer Ruth No. 2

September 8, 2021

The Mozena Brothers’ boat yard, owned by Marshall and Henry Mozena at Clarington, Ohio, was well-known for constructing many of the most successful sternwheel packets operating on the Ohio River.The… Read More