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 26, 2012

Towboats Finally Making It Through Vicksburg

This past Wednesday I went by the Mississippi Overlook at the Louisiana Circle to see if anything was coming down the river.  As soon as I pulled in I saw a towboat heading toward the bridges.  Jumped out of the truck and got these pictures.  I was surprised to see another towboat coming in behind it. Towboats are slowly coming down the river from Greenville, MS, where they had been stopped because of low water and towboats running aground.  Above is the towboat M/V Jake West as it passes by with half of a load of coal.

Today, our reading on the river is -0.03 feet.  Fell 0.02 foot.  Flood Stage is 43 feet.

You can see an airplane's contrails as it crosses over the river as the sun was setting.

Here comes another towboat rounding the bend in the river near Diamond Jacks Casino.

It is the M/V E. Bronson Ingram owned by Ingram Barge Company.

It had a pretty good size load.  

The sky paints a pretty picture as the sun sets.

The M/V E. Bronson Ingram, heading under the bridges going south.


CDGardens said...

Thanks for sharing about the barges moving on down the channel.

I do hope Isaac will not create a catastrophe as he moves north, but will supply some much needed.

CDGardens said...


Whoops! Better finish my sentence.:)

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