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Old 12-19-2008, 07:39 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
 
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Default The Book

John Hartford was one who urged me to "write a book", but I protested that I, and everyone else associated with the river, had the great misfortune to follow in the shadow of one, if not the greatest, master(s) of the English language, and I cringed at the prospect of being called the "New Mark Twain". There was only one.

Hartford replied, "Write about your own time on the river." I never have and may never do so, but like Judy, this board helps to satisfy the craving.

I often wonder what will eventually happen to this great collection of steamboat stuff someday after the last posting is made and this site goes dark. It's good to have a communial gathering place for our shared memories. This board may be the book.
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