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Forum: Steamboats & History 10-10-2009, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Is this the same Southern engine that ran steam...

Is this the same Southern engine that ran steam excursions from New Orleans to Burmingham in the late '70's? If so, I took a two day trip with Cap'n Roddy with a layover in Hattiesburg, MS. We were...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-09-2009, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Bridge pics

Here's a link to 37 pics we've collected on the Cincinnati-Covington Roebling Suspension Bridge:

Willie and Buster's Whirlwind Tour of the World - Roebling Bridge...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-07-2009, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Time Trippin'

Those "six steel barges" were not new barges as the reader may be led to believe, rather they were old sand flats, already worn out when the GL got them, as is often the case. I heard long...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-06-2009, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Rabbit Hash Connections

Thanks loads. That pic of Cap'n Mac as originally seen in all its finest, was an astonishing piece of the art of photography. Would I compare the work of the artist, Rand Cochran, to an Ansel Adams?...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-06-2009, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
OK, how did it end up on the Madison waterfront?...

OK, how did it end up on the Madison waterfront? Didn't someone buy the wreck for scrap? Was it taken there in pieces? Guess I'll have to call Doc for the answer.
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-05-2009, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Siren Song

Jim,

You should remember:

That old GLS wharf boat ended up in Madison, Indiana, sunk right below where we landed in 1971. Cap rode down on the boat as the MATE (!!) and I was the Captain. The...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-05-2009, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Cap'n Mac

Probably a good guess.

Captain McMurtry was indeed a most interesting gentleman. He had been the Master of some of the Greene Line steamboats, I recall. Rand Cochran, Enquirer photographer and a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-03-2009, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Greene Line Wharfboat in Covington

Going through Cliff's shoebox collection of "stuff", at the Rabbit hash Shipyard, we found this 1968 print of the Greene Line Steamers wharfboat tied up in Covington, KY where it was moved for the...
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