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Old 11-30-2007, 11:14 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
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Default How Many Years, You Say?

In September, two years before the GORDON went beneath the waves, I spent all the time aboard her I could whenever the DELTA QUEEN was in St. Louis and I was off-watch in the engine room. On my last trip down from St. Paul, during the record flood of '65, I got off the DELTA QUEEN, tied below the "RIVER QUEEN" and flew back to Cincinnati with Jane and Mrs. Greene. A couple of weeks later found me in the Air Force, and after an absence of fifty-one weeks I was back on the DELTA QUEEN, but the next time the DELTA QUEEN and I were back in St. Louis, together, the Arch was built and the GCC was gone.
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