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Old 11-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
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Interesting! Glad you had the opportunity to make those drawings, as MANY a model of the boat has been made from them. Here are a couple of pictures of the old steamboat at Owensboro, including a view, taken by Capt. C.W. Stoll, of the Str. AVALON alongside getting the boilers from the GORDON C. GREENE in early 1954.

In 1955, while the boat was at Owensboro, she was towed up the Green River and used in the filming of the movie, "The Kentuckian", starring Burt Lancaster. She's also made appearances in other movies, including "Band of Angels" and, of course, "Gone With The Wind". All are on video.
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40 Years Ago - River Queen Sinking at St. Louis-avalon-gordon-c.-greene-1954.jpg   40 Years Ago - River Queen Sinking at St. Louis-river-queen-sternwheeler-owensboro.jpg  

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