Friday, March 20, 2009
While we were in southern IN we sat and watch several barges go through the locks on the Ohio River. As you can see in the bottom photo one is in the locks waiting to be raised to the upstream level. I would love to go on one trip on a barge to see what kind of life style they lead. I had a first cousin that used to work on a barge. He would be one the river for 28 days and then get to be home for 28 days. At least it would be possible to keeep in touch with your family since cell phones could be used. Another thing that we've noticed is that about 90 percent of the plants on the Ohio River are on the KY side. I would guess that KY gives them better tax breaks that IN.