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Capt. Dennis Trone killed in an airplane crash

Posted 05-05-2008 at 03:36 AM by Franz Neumeier
Capt. Dennis Trone, long-time river captain and designer of the Julia Belle Swain and the Twilight was killed in an airplane crash today in the afternoon. According to Associated Press his self-built, single-engine plane has crashed near Brodhead Airport in Spring Grove Township, about 30 miles south of Madison, Wisconsin.

Capt. Trone has been a highly respected marine architect and well known for designing and building the sternwheeler steamboat Julia Belle Swain (1971) as well as...
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