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Old 01-22-2008, 03:25 PM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
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Capt. Bill: I, too, made a foray to the SPRAGUE ruins in the spring of 1977. I had two cameras, taking prints and slides, and was so enthralled on getting pictures of the huge sternwheel that I didn't hear a herd of horses come up until they were nearly upon me! I sought refuge under the BIG MAMA's sternwheel until they galloped away! I'm a city kid and didn't know quite what to think of all those big and wildly snorting creatures!

Seems that a LOT of steamboat enthusiasts made pilgrimages to the boat after the fire when she was beached out up the Yazoo and even later after the sinking. Various parts of her are still strewn along the riverbank, including her smokestacks, which I saw just last year. Rest in pieces, great lady of the river!!!
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