Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Heading For Gulf of Mexico

A small fishing boat foreground, is dwarfed by a LeTourneau drilling rig on the Mississippi River this past Monday night as it began its trek downriver to the Gulf of Mexico.  Photo by David Jackson-The Vicksburg Post


I would loved to have seen this going downriver but LeTourneau, Inc., is located south of town and I live north of the I-20 bridge towards town.  It looks like it would be very difficult to see where you're going pushing this huge rig down the river.  

This was a departure of a $150 million Joe Douglas 240-C class shallow-water-rig, now on its way to Sabine Pass, Texas, where more support legs will be added. Its first assignment is in the Gulf of Mexico, according to former parent company Rowan Companies.  

Recently, LeTourneau Technologies was purchased for $1.1 billion by Joy Global of Milwaukee. 

Joy has said 250 people are employed at the plant and the same number is expected to continue. The company previously employed up to 600 jobs as big rig after big rig was manufactured and floated downriver for eventual oil and gas exploration in the world's waters.

LeTourneau Technologies began in Vicksburg as a munitions plant in 1944 and began building jackup rigs afer World War II.  Rowan had owned LeTourneau since 1994.

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