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 15, 2016

M/V Capt. Buck Lay Coming Around The Bend

Around 10:10 this morning the M/V Capt. Buck Lay made a sharp turn in the Mississippi River bend at Vicksburg, MS, called Delta Point.  I took these pictures from the Louisiana Circle heading southbound towards the two bridges.  Towboat pilots dread coming through Vicksburg southbound/northbound because of maneuvering around the sharp bend and the bridges which is a big challenge in itself.  I'm sure they breath a sigh of relief after passing through here. (Click on pictures to enlarge)

Up-close of M/V Capt. Buck Lay.

Another shot of M/V Capt. Buck Lay putting the pedal to the metal.

Heading straight for the bridges of old Hwy 80 and I-20 at Vicksburg, MS.  

It does not look easy to me...

...but he made it.

You can see the scars on the pillars of the bridges from the towboats that have hit it because of the swift current of the Mighty Mississippi.  In January of this year we had a towboat to hit the bridges and some containers sunk in the MS River because it was at flood stage and the current was so treacherous that he lost control.  I'm sure it's a towboat captain's nightmare!

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