Beautiful view from the tug Defiance

Beautiful view from the tug Defiance

Beautiful view from the tug Defiance as they were departing Boardman headed to Pasco to discharge a petroleum barge, and then up the Snake River to Lewiston to load their grain barges.

Halloween 2013!

Halloween 2013!

Halloween 2013 costume contest at Tidewater: (From L to R): Johanna Wills, Christine Coiteux, Darcie Johnson, Kaylee Brown, Sherry Duffy, Suzanne Nichols, Lisa Taylor, and Krista Prakken-Thompson.

Visitors day at McNary Dam

Visitors day at McNary Dam

Thanks to James Fletcher for sharing this story and pictures: We were heading in to the McNary Dam on September 18th and the Lock Master Vince Ruzicka (who is also a childhood friend of mine) let me know that it was visitor’s day at the dam, an event hosted by the Corps. I looked out and saw a whole group of kids up on the platform, so we blew our horn in greeting. After we got to the top of the lock, I went out to greet all the kids with ice cream bars and popsicles for everyone. It was so fun to see them and we had a great time - one I'm sure the kids and their parents will always remember!