Huffman Boat 'Grounded' in 1900

(07/26/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 5/29/1900.

Jim Huffman's boat ran against an obstacle last week when it went into the docks at Parkersburg.  The inspector at that place examined the "Kanawha" and notified Jim that she was too large to navigate without a licensed engineer and pilot, and not to move her until he had them.  He also notified Jim that the name would have to be changed, as there were already two boats by the same name as Huffman's.  Whether he can get licenses for his present crew or not we don't know.  Earl Stump is engineer and Jim is pilot, and we understand they both know their business