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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Jim Blum
At this point I will unabashedly admit I am in...

At this point I will unabashedly admit I am in way over my head. An apology to Jim R for my misspelling of his name in an earlier post.

We know there are real live steam engineers both steamboat,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-14-2017, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Jim Blum
a little bit more e-sleuthing shows a photo of...

a little bit more e-sleuthing shows a photo of the St Louis Riverfront prior to any land clearing for the park development with the Cape Girardeau and several other stern wheel boats and what appears...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-13-2017, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Jim Blum
Very, very interesting photograph indeed. The...

Very, very interesting photograph indeed. The more one looks at it more questions surface after looking at other on line photos of the Cape G.

To give my opinion on the 'outfall' pipe(s) I don't...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-04-2017, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Jim Blum
I am anxious to read John Fryant's report as soon...

I am anxious to read John Fryant's report as soon as it appears here. The more thought I give to the question [paint/no paint] I suspect no "paint" due to the fact that it would take time to apply...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-01-2017, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Jim Blum
Would, in this case, the Howard yard have their...

Would, in this case, the Howard yard have their own sawmill on site? Would they possibly contract for a local mill to cut, in this case, wheel arms and bucket planks and use them "green" or would...
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