ATONS for the Illinois River

ATONS for the ILR

Sending this out about Buoys on the ILR. I understand the SANGAMON has been in for repairs since Dec. and hopefully will be back out running sometime next month, but the Buoys have not been run since earlier in the summer. I have been getting some reports that the river is in bad shape for ATONS. Industry would appreciate if we can get the ATONS run soon since there is quiet a few places where there are no ATONS, with the low water and the colder months right around the corner this help would be very appreciated. Since there is no guarantees that repairs will be complete to the aging SANGAMON. I look forward to chatting about this with anyone so we can come up with a solution and possible dates that this request can be completed. Also if the right people are not on this list that I have some info on who I need to chat with would be greatly appreciated.


Rick Osborn
Port Captain
Magnolia Marine Transport
Office (800) 696-5921
Desk (601) 802-8602
Cell (601) 218-5089
Fax (601 638-8475