Interesting boats. Click title or photo for larger view
This is a special equipped boat to run the entire length of the Wabash River in. It required being pulled out to refuel and check for leaks from hitting rocks. The small sign on the side says, "OHIO RIVER OR BUST".
The owner of this little houseboat in West Point, Kentucky along the Ohio has taken up residence, compete with electricity and TV. He would not have much to worry about during high water, since his house floats.
This is something one doesn't see every day. It is not exactly a boat, but it is floating and moving on it's own power. The tracks are turning for steerage and the shovel is being used to push it forward. Seen on the Intracoastal waterway
This is an interesting view of the towboat taken from the lead barge toward the pilothouse nearly 1000 feet away. This is the Ron Shankin towboat on the Ohio River. Author Jerry Hay was onboard writing an article about towboats.
Not exactly a car and not exactly a boat. The owner removed the wheels, built a metal hull and mounted an outboard motor in the truck. It isn't all that stable but does get attention.
Percy Mossbarger, Jerry Hay and Dennis Meng are taking a long trip in a special outfitted bass boat with a jet drive to run in shallow waters. Ran all 500 miles of the Wabash River.
This towboat was placed in this location during high water. It is to become a unique Bed & Breakfast, just north of Praire du Shien, Wisconson, along the upper Mississippi River.
Junkyard Wars on the Ohio River (click photo)You never know what to expect on the river. The following photos are an event on the river that calls for creative building. Taken near Louisville, Kentucky as they approach the McAlpine Lock. I'll bet the lockmaster loves to lock this bunch through. Great fun!