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

Christening the Towboat Eleanor

 
 
Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker
Inscription. Paducah has long been the foremost hub of the inland marine waterways. Thus, many towboat companies have located here.The christening of the Towboat Eleanor is indicative of the significance of each new vessel that joins the home fleet of the Port of Paducah. The Crounse Corporation traditionally names its boats after female relatives, employees or relatives of employees.These festive events are typically attended by family and friends of the river industry. Eleanor Crounse is portrayed breaking a bottle of champagne on the towboat's bow in celebration of the christening, December 7, 1955.
 
Erected by In Memory of Eleanor Buchanan and George Paull Crounse.
 
Location. 37° 5.255′ N, 88° 35.623′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Between Wheel Repair and Ambastors. 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. Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (here, next to this marker); Wheel Repair (here, next to this marker); The Pilothouse (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Marine Supply and Service
Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds (a few steps from this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of Paducah (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker
Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Christening the Towboat Eleanor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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