50 Years Ago Aboard The Str. Sprague 50 Years Ago Aboard The Str. Sprague
50 Years Ago Aboard The Str. Sprague

It hardly seems possible that five decades have passed since this writer, as a 15-year-old, first visited the famous steam towboat Sprague in June of 1969. I shall never forget… 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 Vicksburg Post reported May 17 that a 30-barge tow struck the old U.S. 80 bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Vickburg, Miss., at about 2 p.m. The allision led… Read More