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

Wheel Repair

 
 
Wheel Repair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Wheel Repair Marker
Inscription. Paducah, being located at the confluence of the ohio and Tennessee rivers and within close proximity of the Cumberland and Mississippi, is the hub of the river industry. Two major shipyards serve the Port of Paducah: James Marine and Walker Boat Yard. This mural features the M/V Craig Philip, and Ingram Barge Co. towboat, being dry~docked for wheel repairs at James Marine. Paducah's river industry is a major employer in the four rivers region. These industries perform barge and boat repairs; handle barge fleeting, shifting, cleaning and painting; provide provision boat with fuel and supplies; and train river mariners from all over the country.
 
Location. 37° 5.258′ N, 88° 35.625′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Is between Paducah Marine Supply and Services and Christening of the Towboat Eleanor. 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. Paducah Marine Supply and Service (here, next to this marker); Christening the Towboat Eleanor (here, next to this marker); Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds
Wheel Repair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Wheel Repair Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (a few steps from this marker); The Pilothouse (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Construction in the 1840's (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  James Marine. Founded in 1986 by C. Ronald James, the family owned company has a proud history of extraordinary service and growth to the inland waterways and to the Paducah area. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 9 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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