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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Paducah Marine Supply and Service

 
 
Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker
Inscription. Paducah Marine Supply and Service, owned and operated by Hougland Barge Line, was one of the first floating boat stores on the inland waterways. The operation had its own fleet of towboats, barges and a machine and carpentry shop. Houghland Barge Line, one of the many family owned towing companies that called Paducah home port, built the "Boat Store" from a converted war surplus Corps of Engineers quarters boat. From 1945 until 1975, almost anything a towboat needed was available at this site. Today, most boat supplies are delivered midstream.
 
Location. 37° 5.261′ N, 88° 35.627′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Between area Riverbeds and wheel repairs. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheel Repair (here, next to this marker); Area riverbeds (here, next to this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (a few steps from this marker); Christening the Towboat Eleanor (a few steps from this marker); Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Riverfront
Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Construction in the 1840's (a few steps from this marker); The Pilothouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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