For those of you who think your jobs are high pressure!

Bet you've never seen anything like this before... and remember the CREW is still on board...! ! !

tugboat Coming Barges
A tugboat is approaching the bridge with barges loaded with coal. This shot gives you an idea of how fast the river is running; near flood stage.

Drat!!! The bridge didn't open and the tugboat can't stop. He's released his barges and is backing as hard as possible.

tugboat Coming Barges
He's trying to avoid a collision with the bridge. He can't back down fast enough against the current. OH WELL!!!
Backing Down Backing Down
Uh Oh! The current swung the boat around sideways. The cook thinks maybe something isn't quite right.
Trouble Starts Trouble Starts
RATS! The boss is going to be REAL mad! Hello, Boss? Do we have flood insurance on this boat?
Coming Out From Under Coming Out From Under
Hold the ain't gonna believe what we just did! She's low, but her flag is still flying.
We Made It! We Made It!
All Hands To Starboard!!! The wheelhouse door and the door on the second deck are now open.
Now What? C'mon Baby!
The starboard stack looks drunk, but who cares? C'mon Baby!
Surprise Where did they come from?
Gee, there's our tow waiting for us. The working deck is still underwater, but rising.
Will she respond? Yeah; She's running!
Wonder if she'll respond to the throttles? This thing is running!!!
So Long.
Notice the propwash at the rear of the tug. The boat is upright and back under power.

Ho Hum. Just another day on the river.

This gives a whole new meaning to the word underpass ......

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