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

The Pilothouse

 
 
The Pilothouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. The Pilothouse Marker
Inscription. This scene depicts a captain, a highly trained and skilled professional, standing his normal 6-hour navigation watch in a typical pilothouse. He is looking out over a 15-barge town with 24,000 tons of cargo. His location is down bound, passing the Port of Paducah at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio rivers. By the turn of the 21st century, Paducah became the hub of the nation's inland transportation system. With many towing companies calling Paducah home, the river industry is a major employer and contributor to the entire region. Every possible support service is available locally: bankers, grocers, supply houses, dry-docks, machine shops underwriters, Coast Guards offices and evan a unique simulator training facility. Paducah is truly "The Bright Star on the River".
 
Erected by Sponsored by: William H. and Mary Dyer, Judith Dyer Cann & Sarah Dyer Johnson In loving memory of William Wurster Dyer and Julia Igert Dyer.
 
Location. 37° 5.249′ N, 88° 35.62′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Between Marine Royalty "Red Coats" and Celebration Centennial. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Pilothouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. The Pilothouse Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (here, next to this marker); Christening the Towboat Eleanor (a few steps from this marker); Bicentennial of Paducah (a few steps from this marker); Wheel Repair (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Marine Supply and Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Area riverbeds (within shouting distance of this marker); The "A" Boom in Paducah (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Sun. “Bright Star on the River” Come to my town Read more: The Paducah Sun - 8220 Bright Star on the River 8221 Come to my town (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Pilothouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. The Pilothouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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