Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Watery Wednesday: High Atop Fort Boreman


In this photo I'm standing atop Fort Boreman in Parkersburg, West Virginia looking down upon the Ohio River. The Fort was built during the Civil War. The bend here in the river provided a wide ranging view. Standing up on the hill looking upriver I could see the white sternwheeler to the right and hear its horn. The river you see merging with the Ohio is the Little Kanawha. The Ohio flows from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois. It will eventually empty into and is the greatest tributary to the Mississippi River.
This is a view looking downriver. You can see it was a great day to be out on a boat.
In the first image you may have noticed a wall behind the sternwheeler. I zoomed in to get a closeup of the floodwall that surrounds the city.
The sternwheeler had blown its horn because it was going to be moving. I watched as it backed out and eventually headed underneath the bridge. Time to go.
Guess we could stop off at Kokomos!

28 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looking at these I couldn't help think... I really do love water. These are great shots. Thanks for participating in Watery Wednesday!
:-)

Greyscale Territory said...

Your post is like going on a great adventure! By water! Loved this!

Kerri said...

Beautiful shots!!

Judi~Gmj said...

What a view! You chose well grasshopper. :) So clear and crisp looking like a perfect fall day. Have you ever rode on the sternwheeler? Looks like it would be fun.

Rose said...

I liked the views as well...I tend to like any bridge shot. Always amazes me to think of the first people crossing these waters in canoes, wagons, etc.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really enjoy your photos of the Ohio River, Carletta. I remember learning about it in geography class but somehow it never registered in my mind that it's so wide. Hmmm. Those lines on maps are so skinny.

Too bad there has to be a wall to keep water out when the river floods. It must spoil the view from the highway, eh?

Twisted Fencepost said...

I didn't know the Little Kanawha emptied into the Ohio. Learned something new to day.
Great shots! I especially like the one of the flood wall.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What neat views of the river and the two bridges. Did you go to Kokomos?

Mary said...

Lovely! My favorite water, since I'm on the other end of it! Evansville, IN isn't far from Cairo, IL where the Ohio ends. What would we do without our big river??

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful view of the Ohio river and the bridges.
Happy Watery Wednesday.

dot said...

I enjoyed every one of these pictures. Thanks for an interesting post.

piedmontperspective said...

The view is incredible. What a great day for boating! Beautiful series of shots, Carletta.

Darla said...

Wonderful views! Make me want to get on a boat.

Connie said...

I like the bridge. Great watery pictures.

Shelly said...

Fun WW. Such a nice little get-away...all from the comfort of my couch ;)

Laurie and Chris said...

Wow those are great pictures. You are up very high.

JunieRose2005 said...

Very interesting and fun post!


:) I like the music too!!

PS- got mine up too!


Junie

Janice Thomson said...

What fantastic views Carletta!

Jientje said...

What a beautiful bridge Carletta!!
Loved the Tina Turner music to go with it!

Denise said...

Hi Carletta, this is a beautiful series of photographs and the scenery is terrific. Great share for WW. Thanks for stopping by my blog, really appreciate the nice comments.

Becky and Gary said...

I'd love to be on that sternwheeler. I love boats and water. Have a great day.

The Right Blue said...

What a strategic vantage point -- and what interesting photos.

Chrisss said...

Beautiful photos as usual :-)

Raven said...

Lovely shots. The Mississippi really is a beautiful river.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Boy these are nice photographs. Patty and I cross the smaller river once or twice but never got out of the car anywhere to my regret.

me ann my camera said...

Wonderful river photos and I especially love your musical choice to go along with them. Have a wonderful day!
ann

George Townboy said...

I loved this tour of the River. Meet you at Kokomos! My treat.

Normz said...

excellent capture!!!peaceful and beautiful place...