POINT PLEASANT — The annual meeting of the Point Pleasant River Museum Foundation was held at the river museum Nov. 1. It was a combined meeting with the Ohio-Kanawha Chapter of the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen.
The past year’s activities were reviewed, the museum’s financial position presented and plans for the coming year discussed. There was a time of remembrance for those members who died this past year.
Several years ago, the foundation directors created the Master Award to recognize those persons, who by their act or actions, have helped to enhance the quality of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center. To honor these people, they are presented a blue blazer with the foundation ensign, and their picture is added to the Master Wall in the museum library.
Twenty-four people have been honored with this award. Fred McCabe, of Clarington, Ohio, and Capt. Steve Pearson, of Point Pleasant, were so honored at the annual meeting.
The family of Capt. Joe Loomis presented a model of the Captain Jack Loomis tow boat to the River Museum and Learning Center in memory of Capt. Loomis and his four sons, all of whom worked on tow boats, familiar to local river enthusiast.
Joe started his career on the Florence Marmet, Jack on the D. T. Lane, Roy on the C. W. Talbot, Mammy on the Sam Craig and Carl on the Tu-Endie-Wei. They were well known in the river community and their exploits are well documented.
Their pictures will be displayed with the Captain Jack Loomis model.