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Old 08-17-2006, 12:59 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
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The hull of the EDITH NUGENT must have been the one I saw, away back when. On a cold, wet autumn day in 1960, the AVALON, heading upbound, was scheduled to "play" TC, but when we arrived, no one was on shore awaiting us although when we got there it was the time specified for boarding. To everyone's great joy, Captain Wagner decided to keep a'going, as we were running behind time on a rising river. That particular hull was quite prominent on the bank, and I spent several minutes studying it as we steamed by.

Talking of steamboat hulls... There was a small one on the riverbank in Ludlow, Kentucky, near where Southern Ohio Marine had their fleet. Micky Frye and Virginia Bennett are both SOM vets. Anyone know if that hull still exists?
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