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Old 03-22-2009, 04:25 PM
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Dave,

With out any doubt at all I can assure you this is NOT the wheel from the pilothouse of the Str. BELLE OF LOUISVILLE. It may have decorated the office of one of the former Belle of Louisville Board of Directors, but it is NOT the pilot wheel from the pilothouse of the boat.

It is way too small, the hub of the original is NOT brass, and the wheel facing is not anything like what you see here.

As wheels go, it is a nice collectible peice...but, not the genuine article...not even close to the original in size! The original is 8 feet in diameter and this one is about 4 feet at best. I'd buy if for a $50-100 if I had a boat to put it on!

Travis
Former Calliopist/Deck Hand/School Presenter, etc. (14 years)
Str. BELLE OF LOUISVILLE
Former Riverlorian/Discovery Guide (8 years)
Str. DELTA QUEEN
Str. MISSISSIPPI QUEEN
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