Towboats move Showboat Becky Thatcher up Ohio River (PHOTOS)

(MARIETTA, Ohio) — Towing vessels transported the Showboat Becky Thatcher up the Ohio River to Pittsburgh, where it will be offered for sale, the Marietta Times newspaper reported. The 83-year-old, 220-foot sternwheeler has been idle at Marietta for about five years and racked up many past-due moorage bills. The towboats Amber Brittany and Sarah E. Neale had trouble getting the Becky through a swing bridge but eventually moved the old vessel out of the Muskingum River and into the Ohio.
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By Professional Mariner Staff