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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Old River Bridge Pier Was Hit

Yesterday morning about 5:45 a.m., the towboat Jeffrey G. Stover was pushing south when 33 of 35 barges broke loose from their tow and some hit a pier in the middle of the old Hwy 80 bridge.  Herman Smith, bridge superintendent, said it was on the video, but could not tell what was going on because of the darkness.

Train traffic was also halted and was not expected to resume until the pier was inspected.  About 665 train cars daily usually cross the bridge, the only rail crossing between Memphis and Baton Rouge.

The Jeffrey G. Stover is owned by AEP in Cape Girardeau, MO., Smith said.

All of the scattered barges had been recovered by mid morning.  One barge had drifted 12 miles downstream near LeTourneau landing.

"We've got everything caught and pushed up to the bank," Smith said.  "Everything is accounted for."

Two barges on the tow were heavily damaged and will take days to repair, Smith said.

The Mississippi River level at Vicksburg yesterday morning was 33.3 feet, flood stage is 43 feet.

The strike was the first one this year and the last recorded strike was July 7 of last year.

Note:  The towboat of the M/V Linda Taylor that I posted recently has never been uploaded on, 
Dick's Towboat Gallery, and he told me via email that he would post my picture of it in the near future on his site.

  M/V Linda Taylor

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