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.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

River Traffic Flowing Again

I heard on the news this past Thursday that a section of the Mississippi River in north Louisiana had to be closed. Thirty-five barges being pushed by tow vessel Sally Bromfield lost its barges about 1:30 in the morning near Transylvania.  The coal barge sank inside the channel at mile marker 468 on the river.  Another barge was partially submerged and eight other barges were damaged.  The barges were carrying dry cargo. Mile markers from 464 and 468 was closed on the channel.  The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.  Yesterday, as I drove by the overlook, John Paul Eckstein of Marquette Transportation was passing by our city loaded with coal on its way to its destination, most likely New Orleans.  It's good to see the river traffic flowing again on the Mighty Mississippi.

Making its way under the bridges while a train crosses the old Hwy 80 bridge.

Made it - Ameristar Casino's parking garage building on the left.

Taken from the stern (back) of the M/V John Paul Eckstein showing how much thrust 8800 hp produces.

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