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  1. Dale, thanks a lot for that. I didn't know about...

    Dale, thanks a lot for that. I didn't know about the other methods you're mentioning. And they do sound even more crazy than the grashoppering itself ;-)

    Franz
  2. Grashoppering - how did it work, in detail?

    I've received a question by e-mail from someone who doubts that "grashoppering" did really work to get a steamboat over a sandbar and wasn't just used to get it back off the sandbar moving backward...
  3. I guess the chances are better than ever for this...

    I guess the chances are better than ever for this bill to pass. To my understanding, the House is only be able to skip the DQ part with an amendment, which then would have to be negotiated with the...
  4. Str. PORTLAND receives Certificate of Inspection as passenger-carrying vessel

    Good news from Portland, OR: the Str. PORTLAND eventually has received a COI from the US Coast Guard as a passenger-carrying vessel. In the past, the steamboat has been operating day excursions on...
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    Thanks a lot - yes, now that you mention the...

    Thanks a lot - yes, now that you mention the title I'm sure you're right :-)
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    identifying a calliope tune

    I almost don't dare to ask because I'Ve heard this tune so many times on a calliope but admit that I never cared for the name of all these wonderful tunes ... Can anyone help me out?

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    it's also a website that has been online...

    it's also a website that has been online continuously since 1997! that's a highly emotional value for me as well ...
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    I'd prefer being a stowaway on a steamboat ;-)...

    I'd prefer being a stowaway on a steamboat ;-) No, seriously: I could even enjoy all the IT hassle, if I just had the time for dealing with it. But things like this typically happen when you're...
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    back after some major trouble ...

    You may have noticed that steamboats.org has been offline for a couple of days. Due to technical issues I have been forced to update some of the software components on the webserver which caused...
  10. Bodine Balasco will post live reports from this year's Great Steamboat Race!

    If you evere were on one of the Great Steamboat Races between the Delta Queen and the Mississippi Queen, you know Bodine as one of the best close-up and card trick magicians in this country ad a...
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    Original Calliope of the Str. WASHINGTON at eBay

    I'd just wanted to put an emphasis on Julian's posting as this really seams to be the original calliope of the WASHINGTON that is on sale at eBay! Anyone out there would like to donate $125.000 to...
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    the Delta Queen's future

    You know that I'm not a friend of speculation, especially when it's about the future of the Delta Queen. But within the last few days I've seen some facts here that, in combination, raised my...
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    Charleston Sternwheel Regatta

    I'd just like to let you know that Travis sent great pictures from the Charleston, WV, Sternwheel Regatta on Memorial Day. Have a look at the Picture Album:...
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    Here are the pictures. Thanks for sending them,...

    Here are the pictures. Thanks for sending them, Mary!

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    Here is a picture catalog of the Cincinnati...

    Here is a picture catalog of the Cincinnati Regalia Co., year unknown. Thanks Judy for sending the picture :-)

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    Louisville Steamboat Race pictures

    Travis has sent beautiful pictures from this years Great Steamboat Race at Louisville. here is the link to the photo album: Louisville Steamboat Race 2006.

    Franz
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    Eddie Bayard album

    I'm transferring this message by Judy from the old message board to here ...

    Judy wrote: "I'm sending Franz a scan of the cover of one of Eddie's albums in his early DQ days, featuring Vic...
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