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    Rose Island is of interest to me beyond the fact...

    Rose Island is of interest to me beyond the fact that it was an amusement park. One of the heros of my book, PETERS & KING was Milton Fletcher Lindsley. Milt was the Superintendent of the King...
  2. Thread: Chimneys

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    Linda: Dunno about the tops of the stacks doing...

    Linda: Dunno about the tops of the stacks doing anything for the embers etc. but I think you are absolutely right about the height factor getting the sparks/embers away from the flammable freight...
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    Hank: Shipyard Sam is onta sumpin'. However,...

    Hank: Shipyard Sam is onta sumpin'. However, first, you need to know the size of the grates required to release enough heat to provide the horsepower to give the speed desired. I do not have the...
  4. Linda: I want to make reservations but the...

    Linda: I want to make reservations but the number you have listed in your posting is incorrect per a nice lady at a trailer place. You have listed a 282 number. The nice lady at the trailer place...
  5. Steve: Yep, the thread would seem to limit it to...

    Steve: Yep, the thread would seem to limit it to sternwheelers. Hope all is going well with you and both of the Barbara Hs. Will be at F'ship all next week starting Thursday; Miss Sharon there...
  6. Dale: I was wondering if anyone else was as...

    Dale: I was wondering if anyone else was as bemused as I was to see this photo...Obviously, there was! I guessed the date at about 1915, noticed the pilot in place for a run and the smoke rolling...
  7. Steve: He was asking for both...two distinct...

    Steve: He was asking for both...two distinct questions as I read his query. As you say, the BALTIMORE would appear to be a single screw tug. The SABINO is certainly a single screw steamer.
  8. Kevin: The steam tug BALTIMORE in the city of...

    Kevin: The steam tug BALTIMORE in the city of that name dates, I believe, from 1908 but is NOT in operation. Her machinery and boiler are good but her hull is too thin. There is a fund-raising...
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    Re: Liberty. Clifford's design shows...

    Re: Liberty. Clifford's design shows imagination, but you cannot see the truly innovative part of it, and that is his design and layout of the sub-basement. Since all of the machinery is in the...
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    Dale, et al: Sorry to hear that Cincinnati,...

    Dale, et al:
    Sorry to hear that Cincinnati, Regalia and others are now out of business. There was another, Fecheimer Uniforms who did that sort of thing in Cincy years ago. There is a relatively...
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    Howard Steamboat Museum

    Cap'n Walnut hove off to the Howard Museum do yesterday with Ms Carol Schiffer and Ms Nan Freking. They found the weather delightful and the grounds filled with plants, booths, displays reinactments...
  12. Kevin: The keel of the screw, or propellor...

    Kevin: The keel of the screw, or propellor steamer TOURIST was laid on January 2, 1908 by W. Irving Adams and Son. On May 14, 1908 she was registered in the district of Waldenboro, Maine. She was...
  13. Dale: The CITY OF LOUISVILLE has always been of...

    Dale: The CITY OF LOUISVILLE has always been of interest to me. It was one fast boat and it was doubly tragic that L&C lost both of their best steamers.
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