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Old 11-10-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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This is from the log book of the steam launch MISSIE: November 8, 2008. Met at 9:30 AM at Frederick's Landing in Wilder, Kentucky with Cap'n Don Sanders, Brother John, Gordon Tucker and Vic Canfield. John had his pontoon boat WONDERFUL. We launched both boats and were off at 10:22...going down to the Ohio River and return in time to meet with John Fryant, Jim Reising and Chief Kenny Howe for lunch. We had radio contact via Vic with Virginia Bennett, who I understand is in her new quarters at the Baptist Nursing Home. Left again at 1:30 PM for a trip up the Licking to about mile 10 and return. MISSIE ran well except for her cold-natured need for bright sun to vaporize her propane fuel...she was a bit slower than usual...4.12 MPH average for the trip. We were under steam for 4hrs an 44 min. Weather was cool and a bit breezy at times but good. So we had good weather, good venue, good scenery, good water, good people, good time and good dinner later with good conversation! I would like to Scotch any rumors that this is a shakedown for a prize crew to take DQ to the Great Lakes where she is exempt from Safety at Sea legislation. If you are interested and can tell me how to do it, I have a number of pix from this trip to post.
Cap'n Walnut
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