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Old 08-15-2013, 02:47 PM
David Tschiggfrie David Tschiggfrie is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
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One summer after the Madison Bridge incident in 1972, I was in the pilothouse with Capt. Louden on watch and we were passing Madison. I don't recall whether or not a passenger was with us at the time, but Cappy looked at the bridge and deadpanned: "You wouldn't think this boat would fit under that Indiana shore span, but by God, I had 'er there!" We spent three days at Jeffboat making repairs that trip, with special excursions for our passengers each day. And you know, there was a fair sized group who opted to stay on the boat and "supervise" repairs. And as I recall, very few complaints from anyone.
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