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Boat and River Watching

July 29, 2015

In Morgantown, my grandmother’s house sat on a hill above the river. I used to love hearing the haunting sound of the boat whistle.

Embrace Serendipity

I’m sure there are folks who wonder just why we like these Corps of Engineers campgrounds on the Mississippi River.  Well, let me take a few moments to give you some ideas. After spending a few years as an over the road driver the idea that a standard 15 barge tow can haul as much freight as 1000 semi trailers just boggles my mind.  So I like seeing the different kinds of tows, barges, combinations and processes.2015071317233612

The information I’m going to share (and I’m only going to talk about the smallest amount of what’s out there) is available online all the time, from anywhere in the world.  Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 1.07.44 PMScreen Shot 2015-07-22 at 1.06.38 PMBut the idea that we can be sitting alongside the river and be able to see what ships are moving, where, and when is almost an obsession.

And you can not only find out about the freight/barges, you can also get…

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