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River Organizations


The Waterways Council

The Waterways Council is new organization whose members are more specialized waterways groups
. Their website provides links to many other sites with waterways information.

Port of Pittsburgh Commission, (a Pennsylvania state organization)

DINAMO, the Association for the Development of Inland Navigation in America's Ohio Valley

Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Inc.

ORSANCO The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission

ORSANCO was established on June 30, 1948 to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin.
ORSANCO is an interstate commission representing eight states and the federal government.
Member states include: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
ORSANCO operates programs to improve water quality in the Ohio River and its tributaries, including:
setting waste water discharge standards; performing biological assessments;
monitoring for the chemical and physical properties of the waterways; and conducting special surveys and studies.
ORSANCO also coordinates emergency response activities for spills or accidental discharges to the river, and
promotes public participation in programs, such as the Ohio River Sweep,
RiverWatchers Volunteer Monitoring Program, and Friends of the Ohio.

National Waterways Conference

Waterways Association of Pittsburgh

Public Port Authority, West Virginia

River Industry Bulletin Board

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association

Tennessee Valley Authority

Monongahela River Tributaries

Friends of the Cheat

Although the Cheat River is only "navigable" for a few hundred yards, it is one of the
Monongahela's major tributaries. The Friends of the Cheat is oprimarily concerned with the
preservation and improvement of water quality on the white water sections.

Friends of Dunkard Creek

Dunkard Creek flows from Western Monongahela County, WV through Mopunt Morris, PA and into the Monongahela near Point Marion, PA.


River Publications

Anchors Aweigh Magazine

Waterways Journal

Commercial Users

CONSOL ENERGY, Consolidation Coal Co.

Greer Industries Inc.

River History & Traditions

S&D - Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen

S&D is an organization of people with a common interest in boats of the past
and the people who operated them,with a special emphasis towards paddlewheel and
steam powered vessels of America's inland rivers. In addition to historic vessels, S&D is also
interested in present-day vessels which accurately represent the historical aspects
of the steamboat era, such as the Belle of Louisville, Delta Queen, Natchez IV, and Julia Belle Swain.

Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum

Primarily a source of photos of towboats.

Wally Venable's river boating page

includes An American Rivers Bibliography, an annotated list of books,
primarily related to the Mississippi River system

Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Association

This group is primarily devoted to preservibg the 1923 sternwheel towboat Barbara H.
As part of their fund raising efforts they offer a variety of iverboat photos, cards, books, etc.