Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: LaGrange Queue Management

 

At LaGrange, we have generally been locking 3 n/b & 3 s/b, averaging 3.63 hours for N/B tows to transit the lock & 7.51 hours for S/B tows to transit the lock.  When we turn the chamber around from n/b to s/b, we typically lose 1-1.5 hours of locking time.  To minimize the amount of time we lose while turning the chamber around, the IRCA Locking Committee made a recommendation to USACE to begin locking 6 n/b & 6 s/b.  USACE has accepted this recommendation, and the new queue at LaGrange is listed below:

 

Group 1

Southbound:

  • ANGELA K
  • SARAH ANNE JUDD
  • CLARENCE NIXON
  • CHRISTOPHER MYSKOWSKI
  • DAVID EVANS
  • E. BOWLES

Northbound

  • LINDSAY ANN ERICKSON
  • HAMILTON
  • CARL CANNON
  • CRIMSON GLORY
  • DANIEL P. MECKLENBORG
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY

 

Group 2

Southbound

  • CITY OF NATCHEZ
  • PHILLIP BOX
  • CITY OF PITTSBURGH
  • LUKE BURTON
  • BRIAN A. NAPACK
  • W.D. NUNLEY

Northbound

  • JOSEPH PATRICK ECKSTEIN
  • MARGARET ANN
  • JOHN D. NUGENT
  • RICHARD SIDES
  • PROSPERITY

 

Please disseminate this information widely and remind your mariners to keep a vigilant radio watch for any changes.  If there are any complaints or discrepancies, please bring them to me and I will work with industry and USACE to find resolve.

 

I will send updates as I receive them.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy “Shot” Tardy
Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc.
Office:  270.444.4772
Mobile:  270.933.8056
Email:  tardy@westernriversboat.com