View Single Post
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2009, 07:46 AM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the "Beautiful Ohio" at New Albany, Indiana, opposite Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 2,078
Default

Seems that a long ago issue of the S&D REFLECTOR contained a photo spread on the Zubik "Junk Fleet" and Capt. Fred mentioned all the great "steamboat stuff" like whistles, bells, lanterns, etc., lying about everywhere. The late Dorothea Frye told me that in 1966 (when she ran the gift shop on the DQ) she and Roddy Hammett, who then was assistant purser, explored the Zubik menagerie, sometimes crawling over fantails and through former pitman holes to get to the next boat! Dorothea was fascinated by the fact that there were some shantyboaters back amongst the "dead boats" and she even recalled the aroma of what they were cooking!
Reply With Quote