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Old 08-17-2006, 01:15 PM
Tom Schiffer Tom Schiffer is offline
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Ted: I'll not be of any help in determining if that is the CHICASAW on the bank at Tell City, but I DO remember seeing a small stern wheeler upbound light at the Cincinnati West End Power Plant (just downstream from the C&O bridge. That would have been in the early-to-mid 1950s. I assumed at the time she was steam and wondered why I din't find her in either Way directory. In retrospect, I assumed that she was a Corps of Engineers tender due to the Indian name. But being a gas boat, she would have escaped Fred's scrutiny. Anyway, it appears that you have cleared up a long-standing mystery to me. I don't remember if she had towing knees or not. Probably did.
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