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       Sightings on the Upper Mississippi - December 06
by Tim Powell   


Pics 1 - 4        (Dec 1st)

Hey Crew.
Another busy day in Burlington Iowa. We drove down this afternoon and caught all these boats in about an hour.

Pics 5 - 9        (Dec 2nd)

NAN - UPBOUND, LIGHT BOAT
JO ANNE STEGBAUER - DOWNBOUND
FLOYD H BLASKE - UPBOUND
MELVIN R TODD - DOWNBOUND
"THE BIG UGLY" - WENT UPRIVER TO THEIR CABIN!
All pictures taken in Burlington IA. on 12/02/06 with Fujifilm S3100 camera.
I'm on dial up, that's why the small pictures. I can send full size, but you'll owe me forever! Lori say's "HEY".

Pic 10        (Dec 3rd)

This picture of "New Dawn" (downbound in Burlington) was taken this morning with the sun in my face, but I remembered somebody asking about the box on her stern. I thought it might be a generator, but now we know for sure. I'm sending this full size so you can read it. (shown here small size - d.w.)

Pic 11        (Dec 4th)

11/29/06 "Bruce T" upbound, heading into the storm. Burlington IA. Going to work tomorrow, see ya-all in a week.

Pics 12 - 19        (Dec 4th)

ROBERTA TABOR - DOWNBOUND IN LOCK 18
JENNIE K - SHOVING INTO LOCK 18 UPBOUND
JEWEL CITY - ICE HARBOR, DUBUQUE IA.
JO ANNE STEGBAUER - DOWNBOUND BURL. IA.
MAUD - UPBOUND LACON ILL. ILLINOIS RIVER
MELVIN R TODD - DOWNBOUND BURL. IA.
NATHAN - MUSCATINE IA.
ROBERTA TABOR - DOWNBOUND BURLINGTON IOWA
Welcome Home My Friend.
I have more pictures of all of these boats, but I'm guessing you have about a billion e-mails to go through, so let me know when your ready.

Pic 20        (Dec 12th)

TODD, DOWNBOUND
BLASKE, UPBOUND - Both passing through Burlington.
12/02/06 Pool 19, Mississippi River, Burlington IA.

Pic 21        (Dec 14th)

TAYLOR B. - upbound passing under Hwy. bridge Burlington IA. 12/14/06 Only thing around town today. Lots of boats north of town around the fleet. Hope to get Izona out tomorrow!

Pics 22 - 27        (Dec 15th)

LOREE ECKSTEIN upbound, Dallas City ILL.
CORAL DAWN downbound, Fort Madison IA.
GENE HERDE, parked @ Hall Towing, Ft. Madison IA.
DONNA RAE, parked @ Hall Towing, Ft. Madison IA.
NYSHA RAE, parked @ Hall Towing, Ft. Madison IA.
JAMES L. downbound, Burlington IA.
All pictures taken 12/15/06 Mississippi River, Pool 19
If you see anything you can't live with out, I will gladly resend at higher res. What a day for a boat ride!

(Dec 17th)

Pic 28: Hey Towboaters.
       Went for a short cruse this morning, and think we got a new boat for Dick's Towboat Gallery! Sir Randy J, upbound, Burlington IA. Pool 19 Mississippi River. 12/17/06

Pic 29: Mellissa K, moored at the fleet just north of Burlington IA. 12/17/06

Pic 30: 1580, looking north at the Hwy. bridge.
Pic 31: 1581, looking aft at the BNRR bridge.
Pic 32: 1587, dam 18 with water over the gates.
Pic 33: 1597, Mr. Eagle looking for lunch.
Pic 34: 1603, looking south at Burlington.
Pic 35: 1604, Casino Boat.
Pic 36: 1605, Burlington from east of the channel.
Pic 37: 1606, another Eagle.
Pic 38: 1614, LW Matteson fleet.
Pic 39: 1620, looking north from just above the BNRR bridge.
Pic 40: 1632, the Sir Randy J, upbound just passed the Hwy. bridge.
Pics 30 - 40: Time to go home. Had a wonderful boat ride today, but need to get Izona put away for now. Hope everybody enjoys the pictures. We sure enjoyed taking them!

Pic 41        (Dec 25th)

Hey Guys!
I passed through Halltown last week. Nobody around, the gate locked and it didn't look like they had done any work on the "little guy" since last time I was there. I guess the race between Dave, Myself, and the Towboat is going to be a close one! Will it be the "June Marie", the "Family Tradition", or the "Unidentified" @ Halltown to float first???????? News at 11:00, stay tuned!

Pic 42        (Dec 26th)

American Beauty, downbound just south of the BNRR bridge. 12/26/06 Burlington IA.
What a day for a boat ride!

Pics 43 - 44        (Dec 26th)

Miss Nikki tied along side a barge at the railyards.
Burlington IA. 12/26/06 .... Eagle took off right as I shot the picture.
Saw too many Eagles to count today!

Pic 45        (Dec 28th)

Hey Buddy!
Just about HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thought you might like to share this with your Daughter? I didn't know this sailboat was down at our Marina until Lucky and I drove down there this morning.

Pic 46        (Dec 28th)

Well, Hey All.
Eric sent such nice pictures, I thought I might introduce myself as well. This was taken in Dubuque, IA. by a crew member of Newt Marine, in Ice Harbor aboard the Cleva Lee. Sometime last year, I think? I know it was COLD!

Pic 47        (Dec 29th)

Hey Ya-all!
Wow, what a day for a boat ride. Had to get a shot of Miss Lucky on the bow. I have been amazed by the huge number of Eagles this year. Too many to count again today.
Caught the Cooperative Ambassador passing through town downbound. The local boys told me the only boat left to go downbound will be the Baxter Southern. I hear it's up in Miss Kathy's part of the river? He better get the fire lit cause lock 19 is closing the 2nd of next month. Hey, it's super time. Boat pictures later!

Pic 48        (Dec 29th)

COOPERATIVE AMBASSADOR, downbound just below BNRR bridge, Burlington IA.
Bette-Lynn, lightboat upbound. 12/29/06

Pic 49        (Dec 29th)

Cooperative Ambassador lined up and shoving downbound through the BNRR bridge, Burlington IA.

Pic 50        (Dec 30th)

Another interesting shot!

Pic 51        (Dec 31st)

Hey Crew!
Almost Happy New Year! We took Izona for her last cruise in "06" and are hoping to go again tomorrow for her first ride of "07." We caught the Baxter Southern, downbound just below the BNRR bridge heading into the fog. Last boat to pass through here until they get the lock fixed in Keokuk. Next one south of us. Baxter Southern, downbound.... Burlington IA.... 3 M/T barges.... 12/31/06 08:54 .... Photo by Tim, Lori & Miss Lucky (Woof)

Pic 52        (Dec 31st)

Baxter Southern, downbound just below the BNRR bridge

Pic 53        (Dec 31st)

Hey Everyone!
Well, it's off to work for me in the morning. Be back in 7 days. The picture was taken last year, early AM, in Burlington. Hwy 34 bridge in the background. Lori Powell - Photographer!


Tim, Lori & Miss Lucky!

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