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Old 04-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Alan Bates Alan Bates is offline
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Government-designed river vessels seldom looked good. The architects and engineers belonged to the Hellferstrong School and the Formfollowsfunction design discipline. As a result they lacked grace of line. Many had absolutely no sheer and lacked composition and rhythm of masses. Those fiddleys over the boilers are a good example. When they bought shipyard design services the results were much prettier and just as efficient. Alexander Mackenzie was designed by the Marietta Manufacturing Company.
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