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Featuring Towboats on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
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BACKGROUND

This web site (www.towboatgallery.com) is dedicated to the display of pictures of and information about towboats on the rivers of the United States. Over the years, quite a few tugboats have been incorporated as well. For pictures of and information about riverboats other than towboats or tugboats, check out . One of the many joys of living and boating on the Mississippi River is the opportunity to observe the passage of large towboats plying their way up and downstream, engaging in commerce, carrying huge loads of grain, coal, petroleum products and other goods. Over the years I accumulated a collection of pictures of towboats as they passed by our home. Originally, this web site was to display those pictures, mostly taken by me in various locations around St. Paul, MN, primarily near mile 819.4 on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR), about twenty miles downstream of St. Paul. However, a funny thing happened along the way. Thanks to the efforts of many fine folks who have contributed pictures, information and assistance (see CREDITS below), this web site can no longer be considered as primarily devoted to one area. It now contains pictures taken in locations up and down the Mississippi, Ohio, and other rivers. Some of the earlier photographs were taken long ago, while the latest ones were taken in the last few weeks or days. Alas, I no longer live on the river, so my personal opportunities for towboat photography are much more limited. So I must depend on you and others with an interest in towboats for most of the photos displayed in my Towboat Gallery.

If you have good photographs you have taken of towboats on the Mississippi, or the Ohio, or any of the Western Rivers, and you would like them displayed here, send them to me via an e-mail attachment, and I will post them along with the proper credits. I may adjust color balance, brightness, contrast, etc., and/or crop them as I feel necessary, although I'll try to disturb your work as little as possible. Photos are typically displayed here at 640 x 480 resolution, but I prefer starting with higher resolution photos so that there is more leeway for cropping. My e-mail is on broadband, so any resolution that's not too painful for you to upload is OK. Please be patient; this is a one-man hobby operation, and sometimes it takes quite a while for me to get your photos posted.

Disclaimer:Dick's Towboat Gallery is a private, non profit entity, a one-man hobby operation. It is not affiliated with any company or companies in the towboating or any other industry or business. Vessel or company names and/or logos that appear in photographs, or in accompanying information, are incidental, and do not imply any association.

There are certain expenses associated with maintaining this web site, among them the cost of the domain registration, and the cost of hosting the site, so that viewers can visit it. In recent years, a great new resource has become available, an online version of the main reference I use, The Inland River Record. Alas, it is more costly than any of the other expenses associated with maintaining this site. If you find this site useful and/or entertaining, and would really like to contribute to its support, feel free to donate any amount you choose. Just click on the yellow "donate" button, which is located right here:

A similar button is located near the bottom of each
page on this site. I hope you find it useful.



CREDITS

Where known, the size and power of the towboat, documentation number, ownership and name change history are shown along with the photograph(s). Boat pages added or updated starting in mid-December of 2010 also contain ownership history as well as engine and machinery specifications. Most of this and other information shown has been derived from the 2019 and earlier editions of the "INLAND RIVER RECORD", formerly edited by the late DanOwen, who will be sorely missed; currently edited by the esteemed Jeff L. Yates, who is also a valued contributor. Copies are available through "The Waterways Journal".

Others who have contributed photographs and/or information to the Towboat Gallery are listed below(Names in black are those who are known to have since passed away):

EricAdams RexAgnew AndrewAlbertson BillAlden KennyAllain JosephAllemond MattAllen JimAlt ScottAlvey JohnAmbrose RonAnderson JoeAngert SteveAntonacci JimArmstrong SteveAuthementJimmyBade FloydBadeaux MyronBalchin,Sr. JohnBanicki JohnBarnhill J.T.Barrois Capt.LesBarrois DaveBauerbach JSBeelman MickieBello JonathonBennett CharlesBernhardt RonBesanson RustyBesanson MikeBevins RogerBlanchard MikeBlitgen ManfredBoehmer CarelBoon TracyBowie KevinBox ChrisBrewer DavidBridges ChrisBrown D.C.Brown JoshuaBrown

'TowboatJoe'Brown LarryBrown TedF.Brunt JoshBurgess KyleCaddell SteveCampion MarkL.Carl Capt.JerryCarlton RexCarlyle BillCarter DannyCasey HeatherCecil GaleChapmanIII WilliamP.Cheshire EdChristianson JoeCieslak YolandaCiulla-Griebe John_Claypool SteveColby BruceCongdon KatieCook Capt.MattCrafton LeeCreech CraigCreppel KaseyCummings JeffCumptan GlenDaigrepont DanDalrymple JohnE.Dawson LindaDay BuzDelaney RobertDeLuca AlbertDewailly DavidDewey GregDickerson ShawnDickerson DonDixon PhilDufrene ToddDunbar GregDuncan Chris_Dunn RoryDupre RobEbner Capt.SamElliott BarbaraAgnewEllis FrankEllis JohnEllis JohnL.Evans RayFalk Capt.BobFelch Fred_Ferraro R.J.Floyd Bill_Fryer KentFurlong Tony_Gambarella John_Gardner WilliamGaudet TomGeier JustinGerard ChickGerber Capt.TomGerry JonathonGibbs KimGleason Trevor_Gonzales ClydeGousset JoeGraham AndyGrant ChrisGraves TracyGreen MichaelGremillion BarryGriffith DonGrot BillHaines DustyHale HarleyHall BillyHaney DavidHansen ScottHardin JeanetteHarmon JimHarris PerryHaupin MarkHaury JasonHausman JoeHawkins Capt.BrandonHayes ThomasHegland RickHelmerdinger MichaelHerschler RobbyHess DavidHibbs DaveHicks GaylaHill KerryHippe JohnHolbrook MarkHovis JonHudson SteveHuffman JudiHughes SteveHutchison DavidJackson KrisJacobi ChadJanise WoodyJasperson JonathonJewell EricM.Johnson LarryJohnson StanJohnson TomJohnson TonyJohnston ZaneJohnston ErekKahl FrankKammerer V.J.Kennedy JessicaKirby RolfKlein MarkKline DavidKnopf Ladonna_Knoth DrewKossen SueKossow ChuckKrwszewski MarkKuntz RichardL.Kurtz DavidL. MattLagarde BlaineLandry GeorgeLange KyleLarson TimLaughlin JamesLee ChadLeeper ToddLehman ScottLerille J.R.Liemberg JustinLunceford BrentMaletic JeffManning MarvMarket EdMars RMartin StevenMartin ShawnMartinez W.Matherne ArloeMayne FredMcCabe JasonMcDaniel SheldonMcDonald PeteMcGuire JasonMcPhearson KarenMeder DarrinMelvin JimMihalek JerryMilam ChadMiller JoeMiller JohnR.Miller Capt.TimMiller GregMilliken EdMoe KarlMorley WalterMorris MattMorrow BenjaminMudd FranMullen HenryMullen HenryMullen ChuckMyers C.R.NealeIII WillNelson MarkNichols AdolfoNunez MikeOliger JoeOrban BillOtten DanOwen LarryParfaitJr. TomParks RobertPartridge JohnPayne HaydenPearson JohnPeck JerryPennington MarianPhillips MarkPhillips TravisPhillips SonnyPierce BillPilger JasonPitre TommyPlaisance NickPloysa LeePowell Tim&LoriPowell TerryPrather JamesPyle MichaelQuinton RudiRabe EdRahe ThomasRasberry 'JolietGeorge'Reichhardt TomRhoden RonRichardson BobbyRiley JohnRiley DonRodriguez JoshuaRomero SeanRomero AdamRoss DanRoss JimRoss JeremyRunde BillSailor EricSchade RonScheider LinleySchmidt JoeSchneid BrianSedlvy ChrisShelby HowardSimpson LaurieSkrivan Capt.BillySmith DaleSmith DavidSmith J.CecilSmith PatrickSmith RaySpencer DannyStafford GregStaton DarrenSteuber DustinStewart RonStricklen GeorgeStringham ShaneStrouse Capt.LaurenceSuire DennisSullivan JondonSullivan RobertSwango NelsSwanson Jeremy_Tardy DustinTaylor RogerTheide AndyThomas LeeThomas DavidThompson WilliamTippitt BillToninato SteveTregre EdTremewan ChrisVerdun HowardC.Vidrine GregoryVogel TomWaller RalphWelch PaulWelsh DavidWetzel RanceWhite EdwardWilhite TimothyWilkerson TreyWilkinson RobWilliams ShawnWilliams MaxWolf ScottWood ChadWray JeffL.Yates PatrickYough BrianZody 'OldRiverBill'Zumwalt

Many thanks for your contributions. They are greatly appreciated.


UNIDENTIFIED TOWBOATS

A few of the towboats in this collection are unidentified, either because the name was not visible due to the angle of the photograph, or it was unreadable. These may be displayed under the heading Unidentified Towboats. If you recognize one of these unidentified vessels, please send me an e-mail, using the link near the bottom of every page. I would love to have all the boats in the gallery identified.




SITE NAVIGATION

Click on the main image of this home page or on any towboat name in the menus on the left, and you will be taken to a page containing the photo(s) of that towboat. Click on any image in the thumbnails list below the menus on any page, and a larger version of that image will replace the main image on the then-current page. Clicking on one of the arrows next to the thumbnails list on any page will rotate the list up or down. Clicking on the or links above the main image on any page will cause a larger version of the next or previous image in the thumbnails list to replace the current image. Clicking on the link above the main image will cause all the photos for that boat to be shown one after the other, continuing until some other link is selected. Enjoy!




SLIDE SHOW FEATURE

There's a Slide Show feature that works for all Towboat Gallery pages other than the home page. If a page has more than one photo, a link will be located between the and links, just above the main photo. Clicking on the link will start a slide show of all the photos of that boat. The slide show will continue until you make another menu selection, click on a thumbnail image, or click on one of the , or links. Enjoy!




MENU FEATURES

When you first enter the Towboat Gallery, you will see a "Select Desired Menu" menu with a choice of several menus; the first shows the boats in alphabetic order by name; a second menu with the boats in order by length, longest first; a third menu with the boats in order by power, highest first; a fourth menu with the boats in alphabetic order by builder; a fifth menu with boats listed by number of screws/engines, quadruple to single; a sixth menu with the boats listed by age, oldest first; and a seventh menu listing the credited photographers in alphabetical order, followed by a list of the boats where their photographs appear. Once you make your selection, the menu that you chose is the one that will continue to be shown, unless you decide to switch menus. Each menu will contain an entry labeled "Select a Different Menu"; clicking on that entry will return you to the "Select Desired Menu" menu.

ENHANCED BOAT NAMES MENU

There's one other menu option, the

Enhanced Boat Names Menu, which works a little differently. If you select that option, a larger menu will appear in the middle of the page, with letter buttons to get you quickly into the menu wherever you want to be (A, B,...etc.). Another difference: when you click on a boat name in the Enhanced Boat Names Menu, the page will display in a new tab. Both menus ordered by boat name now have all the names by which any of the boats in the Towboat Gallery have ever been known, whether we have photos of them with that name or not; when we don't have a photo of a boat with its current name, that name will be enclosed in parentheses. If you select a name for which we don't have a photo, you'll be taken to the page for that boat's current name.


TOWBOAT PHOTO ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
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We have for some time offered our valued viewers coffee mugs with Dick's Towboat Gallery photos.
But we now offer baseball caps, T-shirts, and sweatshirts with Dick's Towboat Gallery photos as well.
The mugs are 11 oz. mugs with a towboat image wrapped around the mug, similar to the mug image above.
The baseball caps are high quality white caps with strap size adjustment, similar to the baseball cap image above.
The T-shirts are quality premium T-shirts with a towboat image front and center, similar to the T-shirt image above.
The sweatshirts are quality grey sweatshirts with a towboat image front and center, similar to the sweatshirt image above.
Not all photos in the gallery are suitable for mugs, caps, T-shirts, or sweatshirts, but many are. Not all of those that are suitable will be available right away, as it will take quite some time to process the thousands of photos on the site to create the appropriately adapted mug, cap, T-shirt, and sweatshirt images. We'll be adding new ones whenever we update the Towboat Gallery.
If a towboat photo in which you're interested is available on a mug or cap, there will be a notice under the image similar to the following:
Photo Mug , Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (26) & Cap , Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (27) available!
Clicking on it will replace the main photo with an adapted version of the photo, along with purchase selection and payment information.
If a towboat photo in which you're interested is available on a T-shirt or sweatshirt, there will be a notice under the image similar to the following:
Photo T-shirt , Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (28) & sweatshirt , Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (29) available!
Clicking on it will replace the main photo with an adapted version of the photo, along with purchase selection and payment information.
If a particular boat photo has all of these items available, the above notices will be combined into a single notice.
If you find a boat photo that you think would make a good mug, cap, or T-shirt, but it doesn't have such a notice, use the email contact link near the bottom of every page to tell us about it, and if it works we'll be happy to add it to the list.
The adapted images have a colored border at the top, with the boat's name and its official Coast Guard registration number. There will be a border of the same color at the bottom with the legend "Dick's Towboat Gallery". Border color is assigned somewhat randomly when the adapted images are created, from the following list of color samples:
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If the color of the borders on the adapted image works for you, simply place your order by selecting one of the appropriate options, then clicking on the "ADD to CART" button located below the adapted photo image. If you would prefer a different color for the borders, use the email contact link near the bottom of every page to tell us which of the colors you'd prefer, and we'll work with you to make it happen.
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the mugs will look like)
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the caps will look like)
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the T-shirts will look like)
(Click here to see a page with a slideshow of samples to show you what the adapted photos and the sweatshirts will look like)

Special Crew Member Offer: Buy one of our Tee or Sweatshirts for a member of the crew of the boat, be it yourself, a family member or a friend, and send us a photo of them wearing the shirt, on the boat, with the boat name visible (bow, stern, name board, tow knee, hull, wherever), and we'll post the photo on the boat's web page and refund half the purchase price.




BOAT & RIVER LINKS

Here are links to other interesting Towboat and/or River related sites. If you like my Towboat Gallery, I'm sure you will like these sites as well. Enjoy!

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Ohio and Kanawha
River Photography
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Riverlorian.com:
River Books, Maps,
& Programs
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NavSource
Naval History
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All About Towboats
by Capt. Tom Struve

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Dick's Riverboat Gallery
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Baltimore & Chesapeake
Steamboat Company
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (52)
Deckhand Days
by Capt. Tom Struve
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (53)
Pilothouse Days
by Capt. Tom Struve

, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (54)
W. Va. Towboat Photos
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (55)
The Riverbend
Towatcher's
Logbook
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Wheelmen Navigation Assessments

, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (57)
TugboatInformation.com
A Collective Exchange Of Info For
The History Of Tugboats, Tug
Companies, And Their Owners
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (58)
RiverBills.com
River News & Entertainment
Source for the Mississippi,
Illinois & Missouri Rivers
in the St. Louis Area

, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (59)
Hughes Heating and Cooling,
Mid-Stream Service Newletter
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (60)
B & M Boat Store
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (61)
The Covington Inn
Bed & Breakfast

, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (62)
Big River Magazine
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (63)
Old River Bill's
R/C Model Towboats
, Towboats, Pushboats, Barges, Mississippi, Ohio, River, Towboat, Barge (64)
The Waterways Journal

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FAQs

How many barges can a towboat push? ›

A tow is a group of barges pushed by a towboat. On the section of the Mississippi River with locks, tows typically consist of 15 barges, grouped 3 abreast by 5 barges long. On the lower Mississippi River, where there are no locks and the river is larger, tows can consist of 30 to 40 barges pushed by one towboat.

What is the most barges pushed at one time? ›

pushing 72 jumbo barges bound for Hickman, Ky. The record tow was 9 barges wide, 8 barges long and covered 12.72 acres.

Why do barges push instead of pull? ›

When a barge is pushed by a tug, the yaw motions of the barge are easily controlled by the rudder action in the propeller slipstream of the tug. Besides the propulsor acting in the combined wake of the tug and barge shows a far better total efficiency than behind the tug with the barge on tow.

How much fuel does a towboat use? ›

After we don ear plugs, he tells us the tow boat burns 2,000 to 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel per day with twin 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engines that each offers over 3,000 horsepower.

Why do so many barges use the Mississippi river? ›

Thousands of barges are used to carry grain down the Mississippi River to the Port of South Louisiana. There the grain is stored in grain elevators and loaded onto ships to be exported to many countries of the world.

What are the disadvantages of barges? ›

In the case of river barge transportation, it is much slower (so is not recommended for perishable goods), it is costly and time-consuming for short distance transport, and river levels and conditions can create potential shipping issues.

How deep does a barge sit in the water? ›

Based on their draft, the presence of vessels can provide clues to the minimum depth in the immediate area: Small outboard-powered barges and push boats- 2 feet; large tugs- 10 feet; large barges empty- 2 feet; large barges full- 10 feet.

How many miles per gallon does a river barge get? ›

A report commissioned by the U.S. National Waterways Foundation shows that barges can move a ton of cargo 647 miles with a single gallon of fuel, compared to trains at 477 miles per gallon, and trucks at 145 miles per gallon.

How much does a Mississippi River barge captain make? ›

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Barge Captain is $77,770 a year and $37 an hour in Mississippi, United States.

How deep does the Mississippi need to be for barges? ›

A: 18″ to 24″

Today, the Army Corp of Engineers is responsible for maintaining at least a 9′ channel from Saint Paul to New Orleans. This is the depth a barge, carrying up to 1,500 tons of product, needs to make its way up and down the river.

How much can a tug boat push? ›

Tugboats Working in Tandem

Even small tugboats can easily push or pull thousands of tons across a body of water. They accomplish this despite their much smaller size than the vessel they're moving due to their huge engines and propellers.

How many barges can go through a lock? ›

The lock chamber is only big enough for a half size tow (a normal tow is one towboat pushing 15 barges). The barges going through this lock must perform a double lockage. During a double lockage, the first set of barges (up to nine) are disconnected and put through the lock chamber.

What is the maximum capacity of a barge? ›

In the US, a typical barge size is 195 feet by 35 feet and can hold up to 1500 tons of cargo. Newer barges can be up to 209 feet by 50 feet and can hold twice as much cargo tonnage as traditional barges.

How many truck loads can a barge hold? ›

A single barge can transport significantly larger volumes than a single truck. One barge can transport the volume of approximately 60 trucks – depending on the cargo moved. Barges are typically moved in a 15-barge tow.

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