I'm now wondering if our Riverfront Park is in jeopardy! Bob and I enjoy going down and watching the river traffic go by with the sounds of the children playing on the playground. The park was not there in 1973 so this will be a wait and see situation. The other day we ventured down to the park again and I took some pictures of towboats making their way to their destination. When the river rose back in March the riverboat pilots were having trouble navigating under the two bridges and trying not to hit the pier spans. As you have read in my recent posts that a barge towing 30 barges filled with soybeans hit a pier span and broke up and barges went everywhere. One barge did wrap around the I-20 span for a few weeks and had to be cut away. This may be a pilot's worse nightmare with the Mighty Mississippi on the rise again and trying to maneuver under the unforeseen conditions to be.
The Crimson Glory in all her glory!
A huge vessel being pushed by...
...Towboat, Judith Ellen.
Found out through searching the vessel's name on the Internet that it had just been built in 2011 in PA and was on it's way to be delivered.
As the sun was going down we took pictures of each other.
The river would have to reach the top of this hill to get to us at the MS River overlook. Don't think it will get this far up but I am concerned about the Vicksburg Riverfront Park.