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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Jim Reising
Dale, you make some very good points in your...

Dale, you make some very good points in your posting to my question. The reason I think it will take a while for the boat to get running again is all the red tape they will have to go through. For...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-11-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Jim Reising
I have a Question

Perhaps someone can answer this.....when the bill passes the house, does the 10 years start when the bill becomes law or when the boat is granted it's COI and is allowed to start carrying passengers?...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-26-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Jim Reising
All I know is what Kenny Howe told me, when the...

All I know is what Kenny Howe told me, when the DQ broke her paddlewheel shaft and they brought the DK's shaft to Jeffboat, Jeffboat sand blasted it down to bare metal. They found no Krupp markings...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-15-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By Jim Reising
De Lovin Kate....A question

In my research on the KATE ADAMS, I found they built "apartments" for the deckhands in the stern of the hull and also the deckhands would be fitted with "uniforms". That got me to...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-06-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Jim Reising
When a young Doc Carr got thrown out of his home...

When a young Doc Carr got thrown out of his home town...Cave-In-Rock, Ill. He got a job with the IC RR building the line down in Mississippi. Not sure if it's the line you mentioned or not, but it...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-06-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Jim Reising
A Golden Opportunity ????

If you were ever envious of the owners of the TWILIGHT and would like to get into that type of business, I think I've found just the opportunity for you. The Kentucky River, specifically from...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-06-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Jim Reising
"De Lovin' Kate"

On another site there was reference to the last KATE ADAMS. John Fryant brought up the question, since the boat was partially owned by Capt. James Reese, did Reese build the hull then moved the hull...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-02-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Jim Reising
Dale....you mentioned it's a shame no inland...

Dale....you mentioned it's a shame no inland shipyard was involved in building any of the new ACL boats. ACL's parent company is Chesapeake Shipyard. There are no "inland shipyards" equipped to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-01-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Jim Reising
After my trip on the Rhine/Danube about 10 yrs...

After my trip on the Rhine/Danube about 10 yrs ago, I asked the question on this site "why not here?" and opined that the river market here was bound to grow. Even with all the new builds on the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-20-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Jim Reising
How do you get them back to the farm after...

How do you get them back to the farm after they've seen Paree????
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-01-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Jim Reising
BELLE OF LOUISVILLE...without a doubt.

BELLE OF LOUISVILLE...without a doubt.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-28-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Jim Reising
I remember Hoarse Lyle once said, "Bob McCann and...

I remember Hoarse Lyle once said, "Bob McCann and I would be put in jail for a long time if the ICC ever found out how we got the boat out of town". In order to get the cash to pay for those...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-23-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jim Reising
And, Dale, the sounds wafing up from the main...

And, Dale, the sounds wafing up from the main deck of the Friday afternoon crap game after the crew had been paid.
Capt. Paul Underwood was a stickler at keeping the boat spic and span clean and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jim Reising
Let me try again if at first it doesn't succeed,...

Let me try again if at first it doesn't succeed, try, try again
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jim Reising
On the old "floating palaces" the foreward end to...

On the old "floating palaces" the foreward end to the texas was white crew territory, the stern end of the texas was for the colored stewards crew and for black servants and black passengers. Jim...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jim Reising
let me try the picture again...... It let me do...

let me try the picture again......
It let me do it this time.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jim Reising
No sleeping late on the GCG....or any other boat

I was looking at a picture of meal time in the GORDON's main cabin which got me to thinking.....What would it be like to be in one of the rooms off the main cabin? I would imagine breakfast was...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By Jim Reising
Jim....my question is why would a sternwheel boat...

Jim....my question is why would a sternwheel boat need balance buckets? With the cranks set at 90 deg. and the engine valves set correctly there would be an even amount of power throughout a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-13-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By Jim Reising
Outfall pipe from the ladies room on the CAPE...

Outfall pipe from the ladies room on the CAPE GIRARDEAU is clearly seen on this photo. What is more mysterious to me are the buckets on the wheel.....look closely... are they on backwards????
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-04-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By Jim Reising
Jim...Oh, yes, the shipyard had its own saw mill,...

Jim...Oh, yes, the shipyard had its own saw mill, in fact the shipyard would sell lumber to anyone. Many houses in Jeffersonville were built with lumber bought from Howards. There was a shipyard...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-30-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By Jim Reising
Painted or Not Painted...That's the Question

Several times we have discussed whether or not paddlewheels on sidewheel boats were painted when new coming out of the shipyard. To my eye the attached photo may hold the answer.
When Howards built...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-10-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim Reising
Supposedly, when Truman stopped in Louisville he...

Supposedly, when Truman stopped in Louisville he said "Bess is inside the car checking to see if her mother-in-law really was a dog."
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-09-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim Reising
It was passed to get the Olmstead project...

It was passed to get the Olmstead project going........what a boon dogle 20 yrs and billions of dollars later, the project is still not completed.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-08-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim Reising
Frank, the rivers aren't really "free". Although...

Frank, the rivers aren't really "free". Although there are no tolls for using locks, there is a federal fuel tax on commercial vessels which half goes into the general fund and the other half goes...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-30-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,693
Posted By Jim Reising
Bob....that might be because they are a more...

Bob....that might be because they are a more sophisticated, educated crowd.
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