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Old 01-21-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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Hi, Travis & steamboating colleagues:
Glad your REFLECTOR arrived. Keen eyes you have RE: the size of the lumber and joinery work on the QUEEN CITY. She was built in the era when extreme low water in dry months could lay boats up for days to weeks on end. Her hull was wood from the time she hit the water here at the 'Cincinnati Marine Railway Co.' out on Eastern Avenue. What caught my eye were the suspiciously low--and potentially dangerous--railings on the decks with those much touted resettes. The pantry shot of the QC also shows just a few naked light bulbs hanging down from above. Amazing the cooks could turn out the meals they did on that scale for so many three times a day plus other 'lunches' for those on late watches. Passengers of all ages in those long-gone days tended to dress fashionably on steamboats as we see in the deck scenes on the QC. Same dress held for rail travel back then. Interesting to say the least. Old Jim Burns built the DQ "stoutly" due to the near two mediums she was required to sail in from the near ocean-like expanses of wind-swept San Francisco Bay to the upper reaches of the Sacramento. No question such loving care has contributed much to her long life.

Capt. Fred Way's chapter on the QUEEN CITY in his classic 'PILOTIN' COMES NATURAL' is pure poetry rivaling that of Mark Twain when it came to steamboats. No wonder Fred fell hypnotized by the 'song of steam' at such an early age.

Cheers,
R. Dale Flick
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