Yesterday I told stories at the Inland Waterways Festival at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, OH, and I will be back there today to tell more tales. This festival is really unique--there are exhibits of Ohio River fish, model steamboats, a calliope and steam whistles. There are re-enactors of river life, boats to explore, and a demonstration of how the locks and dams system works. There is history, music, food and children's activities. The museum is open and filled with artifacts from the golden age of steam.It's a day the whole family can enjoy, with something for every taste.
One of the coolest additions to the festival is a free tour of the Mike Weisend, a tugboat that belongs to AEP. I have watched, photographed and wondered about these mighty boats as they pushed huge barges up and down the river. It's been on my bucket list to actually to get on one and explore. Yesterday I got to do just that.
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