Martha Lynn getting ready to make the turn in the bend of the MS River heading south towards the bridges.
Yesterday, we drove by the Louisiana Circle to see if there were any towboats passing by and saw this one above headed south downstream with a big load. Took this picture above while she was making the turn in the bend of the river. As she was making her way I decided to walk around the circle and take a few pictures on the hill behind the circle. You have the Widow Blakely cannon and a few monuments and a very good advantage point on top of the hill of the river's view. I took a picture of one of the monuments and it looked like he has been kissed a lot. Finally, towboat, Martha Lynn, made her way in front of us. Looks like she had called ahead for supplies and a small boat was coming up beside her. They usually slow down by the time they get near the bridges and its safe to load the supplies.
Widow Blakely canon on top of the hill overlooking the Louisiana Circle.
The Widow Blakely was a British built gun delivered to the Confederacy. It was the lone Blakely at Vicksburg. The gun was on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and firing on the Federal gun boats. On May 22, 1863, a shell exploded in the muzzle splitting the end of the gun. Two feet were cut off and the piece was then fired as a mortar. The Widow Blakely had a 7.44" bore.
Somebody has been kissing Toby!
(Relief Portrait of Louisiana Artillerist)
Towboat, Martha Lynn, making her way pass the lookout circle.
Up-close shot of Martha Lynn towboat.
Looks like she had ordered some supplies.
Approaching the bridges the towboat, Martha Lynn, slows down for the delivery.
M/V Samuel J. passing by Vicksburg heading north today.
When we got to the overlook circle today a towboat was passing by and I did not get the name but the M/V Samuel J. was fast closing in on it.