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Old 01-29-2008, 06:59 AM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
 
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Welcome Rob! Do you ever return to your "home port" of Jeffersonville? If you do, please come by the Howard Steamboat Museum and make yourself known. We'll be celebrating the museum's 50th anniversary this year with various events -- announced on the website at www.steamboatmuseum.org -- and you're always welcome! The theme of the annual spring festival (May 17 & 18) will be Celebrating 50 Golden Years. Mrs. Loretta Howard opened the doors of the mansion, as a museum, to the public for the first time on May 18, 1958.

Meanwhile, read EVERYTHING you can that Capt. Fred Way wrote! He was an amazing man and a good friend to multitudes up and down the river. Many of us revered him as "The Pope of Steamboat History" -- and his home at 121 River Avenue in Sewickley, Pennsylvania was often refered to as "The River Vatican"!

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