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Old 09-19-2017, 11:21 AM
Dan Lewis Dan Lewis is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
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Default The Paddle Wheel is on Fire!

I got a nice little chuckle the other night when someone (not on the Belle) reported to the Louisville fire department a large amount of "smoke" coming from our stern! This was while we were passing Harrods Creek on our way home. By the time we reached Cox's park the fire department was anxiously awaiting our landing, along with Jeffersonville's fire department on the other side at Duffy's Landing! While we appreciated their prompt response, we let them know it was simply steam exhaust coming from our turbine. I remember the stories told of such reports in the Belle's past, but never imagined it would happen again--made for an entertaining evening!
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