Mississippi Tug . Watercolor . 12" x 16"

... a tugboat pushing a grain barge on the Mississippi River... an illustration for a children's story book... a story about the origins of a breakfast. I don't know much about tugboats... during visits to New Orleans in 2011 and 2014, I saw tugs like this one, pushing trains of multiple freight barges. It is amazing to watch how smoothly the operators of these boats, get these long hook-ups to rotate into a big arced turn around a bend in the river.

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