Tows, Locks, and Gator Crossings

Tows, Locks, and Gator Crossings : Stories and Experiences of a Mississippi River Boat Captain

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With a list of tows, locks, and "Gator Crossings" three pages long, Riverboat Captain Henry E. Elliott has more life stories than could possibly fit in one 200-page book. In TOWS, LOCKS AND GATOR CROSSINGS, Captain Elliott picks his favorite riverboat tales, covering 40+ years on the water. You will laugh, and sometimes cry, but by the end, you will feel as if you, too, had sailed the country's great rivers with the captain. Summary of Contents: List of Tows, Locks, and Gator Crossings 1. Moving the River and Barges 2. Live and Learn 3. Northers, Banks, and Being Henry 4. Alligators and Snakes 5. Bosses & People with Money 6. Bad Crews and Tiny Shirts 7. Tankerman License 8. Any Great Ideas? 9. Steamed 10. Opportunities 11. Tomfoolery 12. Shenanigans 13. Great Ideas 14. The Proper Authorities 15. Frozen 16. Accidents, Bridges & Teamwork 17. Family 18. "Old" New Boats 19. Riverboat Cooks 20. Accidents Happen 21. Locks and Veggies 22. Sixty-Two Years to Sum it Up Glossaryshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 11mm | 240g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514243512
  • 9781514243510

About Henry E Elliott

Beginning in 1944, at the tender age of twelve, Riverboat Captain Henry E Elliott goes to work on the boats. After leaving the military in 1952, Elliott went right to work on a boat in Sweeny, TX. From there, his career begins. Moving up the ranks to captain, Elliott, now retired, shares some of his adventures in the greatest job in the more

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