Thursday, March 12, 2015

PLANE CRASH, MARCH 11, 2015


SEE "LAKEEXPO" PLANE CRASH ARTICLE  - - CLICK HERE

TOWBOAT SONAR SHOT,  PLANE UPSIDE DOWN IN 30ft WATER


TOWBOAT Captain & Diver, Tim McNitt being interviewed by Media  during recovery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I have been VERY lax in posting this year on the "blog",  but working to get back up to speed - - Plan to begin playing "catch-up" so -  in the meantime - here is a short video about some of the things we have done in the past and recently - - -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Black Thunder Vs Shore - - Shore won - -


Two injured when boat runs aground;

See Lake Expo article HERE
This nice 32 foot, 1990 Black Thunder lays on her Starboard side,
Sunk in about 7 foot of water near shore early Saturday morning,  June 7
She suffered extensive hull damaged near keel line, mid-ships,
Starboard side.


Atlantis Dive (Tim McNItt) attaches air bags to
stern.
Now floating on air bags, she is pulled closer to shore
to complete rigging.
Due to extensive underwater damage, she could not be
Dewatered on scene, 3 more bags were added
and she was towed to Silver Sands Marina floating on the Lift Bags
At ramp @ Silver Sands,  she was trailered by
and turned over to PRO-BOAT Marine,
Sunrise Beach for holding and motor preservation

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The "COMMANDER" Excursion Boat leaves the Dam (with a little help)

This 1960's Postcard reads:
“The "Commander" Excursion boat on the Lake of the Ozarks, seating 150 passengers, leaving the Dam area several times daily.”
Built in 1961 by DUBUQUE BOAT & BOILER CO this sleek, steel hull 62 foot Excursion boat was built for the Casino Pier operation on Lake of the Ozarks.  WIth a beam of nearly 15 foot and a draft of over 6 foot.  The 23 ton "COMMANDER" was quite a sight as she cut through the waters of Lake of the Ozarks on daily excursions from the dam.
The Commander shows off her modern lines and striking paint in this late '60's shot

Today, somewhat worse for wear and needing a little "tug", the proud COMMANDER left its long time home near the dam, headed for the Gravois Arm, to be reborn and perhaps brought back to her previous good looks.  Now privately owned and cared for - - we hope to see her back on the lake under power and PROUD - - - -

"Commander" leaving the "strip" on its 16 mile journey to Gravois Mills

Leaving home


Tandem TowBoats,  'Two-String" cruising at 7.8 mph with the Commander following a
few hundred feet behind

SAFELY MOORED AND SNUGGED TO DOCK AT NEW TEMPORARY HOME!