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Old 11-20-2014, 09:28 PM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Default One is correct!

There never has been a front bridge or nighthawk. There are signs about jazz, on the side railings. Bunting is usually for special occasions.
Steve got it: the jackstaff is shorter, by half and not by design! A week ago on a turnaround in a brisk breeze, the top section snapped off, landing on a railing. No one was around or injured. Apparently there was a ring which caught the dripping water over the years and the interior rusted away. One strong wind with the jack flag flapping did the trick. It will be restored over the January layup. They have a beautiful new pennant with NATCHEZ in the same lettering as on the bulkheads which I of course didn't get to see flying this trip.
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