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Forum: Steamboats & History 01-24-2012, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Whistle Talk

The main whistle from the SPRAGUE is in the collection of the Ohio River Museum at Marietta, Ohio. When the SPRAGUE was retired in 1948 Capt. Tom Greene had hoped to use the BIG whistle aboard the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-24-2012, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Relics from the Sprague

Thanks Judy. The items at the top are the bitt plates from the bow. Seems there is also a weathervane from the jackstaff on display as well.

Some years ago the river museum at Dubuque expressed...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-24-2012, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Sinking of the SPRAGUE

Most of the hogchains melted at the time of the March, 1974 fire. Later that summer she was moved upriver on the Yazoo Canal and beached. In 1979, during high water she was moved back downriver...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-23-2012, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Old Court House Museum

The Old Courthouse Museum is alive and doing well. My good friend Gordon Cotton, who was the curator for many years, is now retired but he left the place in very good hands (the new curator's name...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-22-2012, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Thanks very much, Gary, for sharing your...

Thanks very much, Gary, for sharing your collection of SPRAGUE images. WOW! You have some great ones! I enjoyed several visits to the big towboat, beginning in the summer of 1969, when I was 15...
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