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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-24-2006, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Steamboats Needs a Roof Captain

After my recent visit on the DELTA QUEEN , at Decatur, and seeing all that that the "Roof Captain" must do, I hope that the company and the USCG never conspire to remove this most-needed post from...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-18-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,651
Posted By Shipyard Sam
QUEEN's Best Handler

Though I can clearly see the paw prints on the wall, I truly regret hearing that the Roof Captains' job may find itself in the dustbin of steamboat history, for, like all the rest of Cap'n Wagner's...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-17-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,651
Posted By Shipyard Sam
That Old B-Line

What we boat dudes, and dudettes, know to be reasonable and practical doesn't always hold true when it comes to the proverbial "bottom line". For example: if a company has three boats with two Roof...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-16-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,651
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Change the COI's

That's the norm on towboats and the gamblin' boats, and it would take a change of the Certificates of Inspection (COI's) on each boat and that is ultimately up to the Coast Guard after the company...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-14-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,651
Posted By Shipyard Sam
How so? Do you mean that next year the Captain...

How so? Do you mean that next year the Captain will stand a pilot's watch with a Pilot on the opposite, thereby eliminating the Master (Roof Captain)? That would eliminate some folks jobs.
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