Coomer, James & Captain James Coomer
Title Life on the Ohio
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Publisher Lexington, KY University Press of Kentucky 1997
0813120004 / 9780813120003
Seller ID 8433
Ohio River Valley Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 9.33 X 6.28 X 0.85 inches; xx, 179 pages; Hard cover is blue with slight rubbing. DJ, in mylar cover, is taped to book. Typical former library markings. This book appears as if rarely, or never, circulated. Pages are very clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Endpapers have map of the Ohio River Valley. "When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness of working a thirty-day stretch. A modern counterpart to Twain's account of life as a steamboat pilot, Life on the Ohio depicts the working river as it is today with its immense towboats, gigantic locks and dams, and millions of tons of cargo." . Glossary.