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Old 03-30-2009, 02:32 PM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
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Location: On the "Beautiful Ohio" at New Albany, Indiana, opposite Louisville, Kentucky
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Thank you, Capt. Bill, for sharing the very sad news that many members of the river fraternity have been dreading. Mary Cavendish Greene Stewart, born in 1933, was a unique and gracious lady who certainly left her mark on steamboating and will be greatly missed by those of us who were privileged to know her. Mary was always most kind and pleased to "talk steamboats" and about her fascinating family. Indeed, she knew the detailed history of the Greene Line like no other and it is also our great loss that she never was able to chronicle their definitive saga. My deepest sympathy to Richard and the family. A long and loud whistle salute to Mary's memory and with much gratitude for her longtime friendship.

Photos herewith: (1) Three generations of a steamboating dynasty: Capt. Tom Greene, Capt. Mary Becker Greene and toddler Mary Cavendish Greene in the pilothouse of the Str. GORDON C. GREENE at Louisville, April, 1935. (2.) Painting of DELTA QUEEN sternwheel on cover of Greene Line 75th anniversary history booklet, researched by Richard Stewart. (3.) Judy Patsch and Mary Greene Stewart aboard the DQ at Cincinnati, May, 2001.
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