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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MS River Back In Business

The river was closed for about 24 hours after one of 30 barges in a southbound tow hit the U.S. 80 bridge at Vicksburg about 11 a.m. Sunday morning. 

M/V Capt. Buck Lay was pushing barges bound for New Orleans, carrying grain and coal and is owned by American Electric Power of Columbus, OH.  

Two of the barges ran aground, one carrying petroleum coke sank in about 80 feet of water about 1/4-mile south of the Interstate 20 bridge and 27 were corralled in a few hours.  

It was reported that the 83-year-old at Pier 4 was hit and received only scratches.

The bridge over the Mississippi River has been hit about 70 times in the 40 years since the 1970's, but a third of those crashes have come in the past nine years.

Tomorrow the flood wall valves will be closed and a partial flood gate will be erected near Crawford Street.  The valves are closed to keep the rising Yazoo Diversion Canal, which is affected by the Mississippi, from flowing under the wall at City Front.  The river stood at 36.15 feet at the local gauge this morning .  A crest of 42 feet is predicted by May 6, a foot below flood stage, according to the National Weather Service Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.  Once again, it's man against nature!

I did not get the name of this particular towboat this afternoon while on my way home.  It was headed north in the bend of the swollen MS River. 

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...