The birds are back singing until their little beaks ache. The drab browns and grays of crushed vegetation are yielding to lush green fields. And, the Mississippi River is running hard past our floating office. Best of all the Riverboat Season is underway.
Over the winter we installed a new bottom on the riverbarge Betsey Northrup. You won’t see the difference, but your feet won’t get wet either. And, we added a new sewage tank to the Betsey. You won’t see that either, but I guarantee that every passenger definitely will appreciate it.
You definitely will see the changes on the Jonathan Padelford. The crew worked all winter grinding, cutting, welding and now painting. They ripped all the railings off the second deck, ground 37 years of old paint off the decks and bulkheads (walls for you land lubbers) and completely remodeled the women’s head (water closet, bathroom, toilet, lu, potty, whatever). The pride of the Padelford fleet is undergoing a rebirth in 2007 and you’re going love it. Continue reading