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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 07:41 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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