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I had a once in a lifetime opportunity in August 2014 to assist nationally known river photographer Gregory Thorp on a photo shoot aboard the towboat Larry Y. Strain pushing 15 barges and locking through the Markland Locks just down river from Cincinnati. I was able to eat with the crew and had full access to the vessel. Here are some of my better photos that document the journey.
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Guestbook for Aboard the Larry Y. Strain Towboat
1.Paula Strain Theirl(non-registered)
So proud of my brother, Larry Y. Strain.

He was so honored to have this motor vessel named for him. Such a young man at the time this happened-- just past 40 years old. He died just 6 years later of a heart attack.

The photographs reflect the power of the vessel, and the memory of the man.

So glad to see it is still on the river, a place he truly loved.
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