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Old 06-23-2009, 04:01 PM
Keith Tinnin Keith Tinnin is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Usually on some river, on some vessel; sometimes Plano, TX
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I believe Doc Hawley mentions, during his DQ lecture, that Mark Twain was known to have ridden on the City of St. Lious, so we can say we're the only extant steamboat whose whistle Mark Twain heard. Bill, you might want to call Buford, I seem to remember that one day while Mate he got tired of the dull condition of the bell and shined it beautifully using KETCHUP and a buffing wheel. That might just be a sea story or maybe I'd been at UTH all day, but I think I watched him doing it.

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