After a dark and STORMY night, it's a delightfully sunny, but BREEZY and cool morning here on the sparkling Ohio. Just had a delightful phone chat with my good friend, Capt. Carl Henry, former pilot on the JULIA BELLE SWAIN, and currently master of the M/V SCOTT STEGBAUER of Southern Towing Company. Carl was just abreast of the Jeffboat marine ways (upbound with a tow for North Bend, Ohio) when he called and I dashed up to the third floor billiard room windows to exchange waves and receive a whistle salute.

What a great way to start the day!