The Rivers of Life - And Death

The Rivers of Life And Death Through the pages of The Rivers of Life and Death nine horrific tragedies on the Nation s inland waterways stretching back over years are graphically reported September was wi

  • Title: The Rivers of Life - And Death
  • Author: William T. Harper
  • ISBN: 9781484024232
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rivers of Life - And Death

    Through the pages of The Rivers of Life and Death, nine horrific tragedies on the Nation s inland waterways, stretching back over 41 years 1964 2005 are graphically reported September 22, 1993 was, without a doubt, the darkest day in the American towboating industry s 200 year history At 2 45 that morning, the towboat Mauvilla, pushing six barges in dense fog, nudgThrough the pages of The Rivers of Life and Death, nine horrific tragedies on the Nation s inland waterways, stretching back over 41 years 1964 2005 are graphically reported September 22, 1993 was, without a doubt, the darkest day in the American towboating industry s 200 year history At 2 45 that morning, the towboat Mauvilla, pushing six barges in dense fog, nudged a railroad bridge, causing the derailment of Amtrak s Sunset Limited passenger train Forty seven hapless souls plunged to their deaths in an alligator and snake infested murky bayou near Mobile, Alabama One hundred and three others were injured in the flaming carnage Other dark days have been June 16, 1964 April 6, 1969 August 1, 1974 May 28, 1993 July 15, 2001 September 15, 2001 May 26, 2002 January 9, 2005 Those nine days saw towboats and their barges slam into highway and railroad bridge pilings, collide with another vessel, run over a fishing boat, and wash over a dam The resulting catastrophes ended the lives of 114 unsuspecting motor vehicle occupants, railroad train passengers and crew, fishermen, and mariners in those nine separate accidents The Rivers of Life and Death is meant for those who have traveled on and or marveled at any of this nation s 25,000 miles of inland waterways the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Arkansas, the Illinois, the Ohio, the Gulf Intracoastal Canal, etc For those who have navigated the locks or merely putt putted up and down those waterways whether commercially or as a pleasure boater the stories herein told in reverse chronological order are for you It may also be that this book will find its way into the crews quarters on many of the 3,000 plus towboats and tugs that ply those waterways To some of them with whom we have traveled the inland waterways, we say Hello again To all of them, we say God Speed And last, but surely not least, The Rivers of Life and Death may ironically bring some small sparks of knowledge to everyone about how that breakfast cereal on your table this morning got there.

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