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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 5.258′ N, 88° 35.625′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Is between Paducah Marine Supply and Services and Christening of the Towboat Eleanor. 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. Paducah Marine Supply and Service (here, next to this marker); Christening the Towboat Eleanor
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(here, next to this marker); Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds (a few steps from this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (a few steps from this marker); The Pilothouse (a few steps from this marker); Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor (a few steps from this marker); Gen. George Rogers Clark (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Wheel Repair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Wheel Repair Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 12 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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