Steamboats.org Homepage  
  not logged in.
           forgot password?

re: Barges run through Markland Dam about 1967

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2016, 08:05 AM
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
Posts: 1,551
Default

*More 'Markland Dam' incident sources*
Morning, Steamboating colleagues:
Russ, glad you have your souces above. The University of Cincinnati study also interesting. I ruminated here thinking, possibly, you could contact the WATERWAYS JOURNAL in St. Louis for articles they featured at the time--and no doubt there were more than a few. That was one big event here for sure. The newspaper business has changed drastically. We once had the CINCINNATI POST, CINCINNATI TIMES STAR but now down to one daily in the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. You could contact the ENQUIRER for any articles in their 'morgue' files. Last time I tried it took time as the paper staff had been sliced with the archivist only working a few days a week.

The main Cincinnati Public Library here would have sources also in microfilm. The Cincinnati Historical Society at old Union Terminal would have much but, as you know, the complex now closed for the massive renovation/restoration process. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also maintain archives and records but getting through to them may take time as even some of our government departments also have cut personnel and budgets. Even though I was away in the military I received letters, articles on the accident. Later, when back home, Purser Bob McCann and others in the old GREENE LINE STEAMERS office of the DELTA QUEEN told me plenty. Bob told how the 'pool' dropped down fast here in the Cincinnati region this side of Markland Dam. When the 'pool' dropped down they had to rush to move the big wharfboat out from the shore to keep it from catching and hanging up. Other times over the years I've seen the river 'pool' dropped for other reasons and repairs and when it drops it drops fast. Right you are about boats tied up for a long time on either side of the dam. I'm sure our Capt. Bill Judd could fill in the blanks with information, memories, data he has. Again, what do I know?

R. Dale Flick
Old CoalHaven Landing, Ohio River, Cincinnati.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Str. DELTA QUEEN, 1967 video Bob Reynolds Steamboats & History 2 01-31-2016 11:32 AM
8 Sternwheelers & a ton of barges Jim Herron Steamboats & History 7 02-23-2011 10:28 PM
RR Bridge at Hannibal struck by barges Jim Herron River Talk & Cruises 0 08-02-2010 07:01 PM
Problems At Markland L&D Shipyard Sam River Talk & Cruises 8 10-02-2009 02:28 AM
Greene Line barges Bill Judd Steamboats & History 10 02-05-2007 08:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.
Bookmark and Share