After we left the hospital Friday afternoon for my husband's appointment we drove to the overlook again to see if there was any river traffic coming our way. In the distance I saw something white while sitting in our truck. I zoomed in and was surprised to see it was a towboat coming in. Usually, there are so many leaves on the trees that you could not see the river at this point. The towboat was the M/V Louis Develle. In front of it was another towboat getting ready to make the wide turn in the MS River. It was the M/V John H. MacMillan, Jr. towboat with a very large load.
I climbed up on the hill at the overlook to get a wide angle view of both towboats coming in.
The M/V John H. MacMillan, Jr. towboat pushing a huge load of barges.
I drove down to the Vicksburg Riverfront Park to get a closer view of the M/V John H. MacMillan, Jr., as it made the wide turn in the MS River at the park.
M/V John H. MacMillan, Jr. as it was passing by the Riverfront Park. The towboat was built in 1964 by St. Louis Shipbuilding, Inc., St. Louis, MO and owned by American Transportation Co., St. Louis, MO.
M/V John H. MacMillan, Jr., heading under the bridges.
Here comes the M/V Louis Develle towboat.
M/V Louis Develle towboat. It was built in 2011 by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou la Batre, AL and operated by Florida Marine Transportation, Inc., Mandeville, LA.
The sun was so bright that I decided to get behind a tree to block the sunlight and got this neat picture of the M/V Louis Develle towboat heading under the bridges.
Vicksburg Riverfront Park ~ January 27, 2012