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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Barge at the Mouth of the Licking River

Good morning,

This is the last in my three part series of images taken at the end of last summer on the Ohio River.

Above is the Licking River where it flows into the Ohio River directly across from Cincinnati, Ohio.  I am on a riverboat taking these images. 
Just after I snapped the first picture, I saw a barge come out of the Licking River and make a left turn to go down the Ohio River.
That little tow boat had quite a struggle against the current to get that barge turned and headed downstream.

 Obviously, that captain knew exactly what he was doing.

This was fascinating to watch.

All the best,


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is the first I've heard of the Licking River, but I do love Cincinnati. Super photos, Lois!


Abe Lincoln said...

I was down along the Ohio river when we came home from West Virginia and I stopped and took a number of photos of the tug, Sandy Drake, pushing an enormous barge loaded with something.

Montanagirl said...

It's amazing to me how those little tugboats can even move anything so huge!

TexWisGirl said...

really cool!

Rose said...

Always love seeing the barges...had a cousin that used to work on them.

Ellie said...

Licking River - what a great name!!! :)
I'm always amazed by the size of the barges and also at how those tiny tugboat can haul these big boats :)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to see.

Peter said...

Looks massive, love to see working boats like this.

Tammy said...

Those little tugboats really do have big jobs! Such a pretty sky!