Today's picture shows a Riverboat being loaded in Vicksburg, Mississippi. I do believe I see a few bales of cotton being readied for loading. Now, as a professional courtesy, I tend to shy away from criticizing the riverboat captaintry of others, but I do feel like the captain of the middle riverboat brought her in a wee bit close to the riverboat on the right. If I were the riverboat captain, I would always try and leave at least three feet between me and the next riverboat when parking. I have always felt that such a courtesy tends to help avoid conflict and harsh words between the crews of the two vessels.