Detail View: Oral Histories - Ohio River Portrait: James (Jim) Hickey

Filename: 
FA 656 OH0048LA James Hickey.mp3
Identifier: 
FA 656 OH0048LA
Title: 
James (Jim) Hickey
Creator: 
James (Jim) Hickey
Subject: 
Hickey, James
Subject: 
Ministry
Subject: 
Towboats
Subject: 
Boats -- Labor
Subject: 
River Industry
Subject: 
Rivers -- Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio
Subject: 
Genealogy -- Hickey
Description: 
James Hickey speaks of his life working as a river man along the Monongahela, Allegheny, and other rivers. He provides an educational discussion on life working on a tow boat from the 1940s throught the 1980s and discusses river terminology. Interview takes place at 2717 Fairmont St. in Paducah, KY.
Publisher: 
Western Kentucky University
Contributor: 
Linda Kinsey Adams
Date: 
7/24/1990
Type: 
Oral History
Format: 
audio/mpeg
Source: 
Ohio River Folk Life Project
Language: 
English
Coverage: 
McCracken County
Rights: 
Permission must be obtained from Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts and Folklife Archives, prior to reuse of these recordings
Biographical Sketch: 
James (Jim) Hickey, retired riverboat pilot and wood working artist, was born in Maxwell, PA. He started working on the rivers at the age of 22, and worked his way from deckhand to captian before retiring in 1984.
Duration: 
57:01 minutes
Bit Rate/Frequency: 
64 kbps