“Peep Light” bring readers along on a Mississippi River towboat pilot’s adventures

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Towboat on the Mississippi
Low-water restrictions on the barge loads make for cautious navigation through the Mississippi River as evidenced by this tow passing under a Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. The unusually low water level in the lower Mississippi River has caused some barges to get stuck in the muddy river bottom, resulting in delays. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo

Life as a pilot on a Mississippi towboat is dangerous, gritty and often lonesome. But author Lee Hendrix wouldn’t trade his profession for the world. We hear about Lee’s life on America’s greatest river.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Lee Hendrix Guest

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