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Old 05-17-2006, 11:57 AM
Michael Blaser Michael Blaser is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: P. O. Box 19 Pleasent Valley Iowa 52767
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Dale, a fine compliment is almost as good as money in the bank. There are actually two paintings centered around the ordeal of January 1918. Capt Way's masterfully written paragraph in WPD documents COL's last hours, but like many biblical passages leaves the reader wondering about the leadup. In this case just how did COL get from Covington to L&C Wharfboat? J&S Custer reminded me of my error on completing the View of Covington painting. The river was closed from 17 December on. Woody Rutter tried in vein to document from Fred's notes about har her short voyage that Capt. Way mentioned as early Jan 1918. It is always a clash of wills to combine history and art and not muck it up. The Icebound painting now graces the parlor of Commodore Laidley's home in Covington. Fran & Jim Allen have rebuilt this masterpiece brick by brick.

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