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Old 01-12-2007, 12:57 PM
R. Dale Flick R. Dale Flick is offline
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Hi, Alan & steamboat colleagues:
Thanks for the detailed information on 'vane propellers.' It was referenced in a posting Re: building the DELTA KING/DELTA QUEEN. DENNY BROS. in Scotland made the proposal to the C.T. Co., Jim Burns and Capt. Anderson in the initial discussions and plans for the two boats. It never flew with them and, contrary to Jim Burns sounding concerns, C.T. Co. stuck with conventional steam propulsion and sternwheel. They 'stuck with what they new.' Capt. Anderson was a 'Commodore' in his own right for sure. I'd never heard of such a system until I read it in these old documents and letters. Nothing new under the sun, mind you, just buried for a long time.

R. Dale Flick
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