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Old 05-21-2007, 05:36 PM
Ronald Lietha Ronald Lietha is offline
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Default Capt of the General Allen

Judy; Could be, dont remember if my father ever mentioned that name. My father was on the boat from the 1922-1929 time period, so whoever was the captain at that time is who it was. I remember that my father started out as a fireman & deck hand & ended up piloting the boat, I imagine while the Captain was sleeping?. Remember he said that one night while he was piloting, I believe they ran aground of a sandbar in Lake Pepin??, no radar in those days!. Also remember him saying that he was way up on a ladder, (I have a picture of this), painting the stacks while the boat was underway when it hit a sandbar & he came down all the way to the top deck, apparently unhurt!!!, lucky man.
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