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Paducah Marine Supply and Service

 
 
Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 37° 5.261′ N, 88° 35.627′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Between area Riverbeds and wheel repairs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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(a few steps from this marker); Gen. George Rogers Clark (a few steps from this marker); Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (a few steps from this marker); Construction in the 1840s (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Paducah Marine Supply and Service Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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