Saturday, 22 August 2015

Camped by the Mississippi

I was always looking for a campsite by the river, but industry and upmarket country residences had most of the river closed off.....
But the little town of Louisiana, Missouri was ideal.
A real working class town, with enormous grain silos and focus on working on the river...
Watched this tow boat maneuver his barges through the swinging rail bridge.
Another smaller tow boat came out and pushed against the front barge 
to help slow the drift downstream and center the barges.
Very skilled operators.

Then this replica of an old paddle-wheeler came by.
Just like the old days of the river.

But now it's all luxury c.lass passengers.
The 'American Queen'.

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