CNN took a ride on the Canal Barge Company towboat M/V MERRICK JONES on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11-12, to showcase the historic high water’s impact on navigation and commerce on the Mississippi River. The reporters made multiple live reports from the boat and CNN posted a clip on its website here.
Special thanks to Capt. Keith Menz and the crew of the M/V MERRICK JONES for hosting the CNN crew and providing a window into life and work on a towboat. Also thanks to Ed Chandler for providing ground support at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge.