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

The Pilothouse

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 5.249′ N, 88° 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. The Pilothouse Marker
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35.62′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Between Marine Royalty "Red Coats" and Celebration Centennial. 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. Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (here, next to this marker); Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor (a few steps from 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
The Pilothouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. The Pilothouse 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 416 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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