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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,404
Posted By Frank Grimm
Jim or Keith. Are there any pictures of the...

Jim or Keith. Are there any pictures of the (Howard built MARK TWAIN) at the museum? I remember visiting her herwith my Dad as a child.
FRANK
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-11-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,455
Posted By Frank Grimm
Wrong Francis. Sorry about that.

Wrong Francis. Sorry about that.
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-11-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,455
Posted By Frank Grimm
Yes Bob, it will be an honor to have it show in...

Yes Bob, it will be an honor to have it show in the S&D REFLECTOR. Thank you.
Francis "FRANK" GRIMM
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-05-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By Frank Grimm
Memories:

Memories.
My Dad, Francis "FRANK" Elwood Grimm, worked at Howard's in the 20's And 30's., as a steam fitter. Helped install boilers, and pipe work on steamboats.
Also worked on the Titan...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-25-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By Frank Grimm
Judy, on a boat like this, is there very much...

Judy, on a boat like this, is there very much noise or viabration while under way? She is a beauty. Reminds me of the stern of the old side wheelers.
FRANK
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-27-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,733
Posted By Frank Grimm
Dear Carole, I always read your posts, and...

Dear Carole,
I always read your posts, and enjoy what you have to say. I live in Jeffersonville Indiana. I'm live only about a mile from where the mermaids are displayed. I used to play and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By Frank Grimm
Keith, Has the Admiral ever been to Louisville?...

Keith, Has the Admiral ever been to Louisville? Seems like I saw her here once back in the 50's
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 05-11-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,160
Posted By Frank Grimm
Dear Jo Ann. I just finished reading your...

Dear Jo Ann.
I just finished reading your post, and it gave me chills all over. I'm an old river rat from way back. At 88 yrs. young, I, have been waiting for this news for months & years. I...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,991
Posted By Frank Grimm
This might sound dumb, but seems to me they could...

This might sound dumb, but seems to me they could power up the other engine, and wheel, and let the forward or reverse motion of the boat turn the on center wheel off center. ???
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,072
Posted By Frank Grimm
Hi Guys, Edie Cantor was a singer, dancer,...

Hi Guys,
Edie Cantor was a singer, dancer, comedian. Had a Sunday night radio show back in the 40's. He later was on Tv. His nick name was "BANJO EYES" He and his wife IDA had about five kids....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-14-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By Frank Grimm
I am curious about those metal rings, showing in...

I am curious about those metal rings, showing in her hull. Could they be the bases of her boilers.Just how many boilers did she have?
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-02-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,181
Posted By Frank Grimm
Hi Dale, After taking a second long look...

Hi Dale,
After taking a second long look at the whistle photo, I can tell that the item at the top of the whistle is an elongated acorn nut. Look again at the very top, and you can see a couple...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By Frank Grimm
Hey Ted, In the first picture of the...

Hey Ted,
In the first picture of the NATCHES, it looks like her starboard stack is leaning a couple degrees to the starboard. What do you yhink?
~ frank~
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-29-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By Frank Grimm
Capt John, I can't help wondering what...

Capt John,
I can't help wondering what those feathery swirl marks are, on the Striegel's props. Do they serve any purpose? Like reducing drag or friction. Just an old mechanic's natural...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-30-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,879
Posted By Frank Grimm
I'm wondering if they will replace those slotted...

I'm wondering if they will replace those slotted wheel buckets with solid planks. Shurly won't make much headway with those.
~ Frank~
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-14-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By Frank Grimm
Judy, I should have recognized that...

Judy,
I should have recognized that gadget. Saw one years ago at a VFW lounge bar. Ha Ha
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-14-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By Frank Grimm
Judy, I'm sitting here trying to figure...

Judy,
I'm sitting here trying to figure out what that lever thing is on the kitchen counter. Looks like an old pitcher pump. Meybe a cookie ball maker? Just being curious as an old mechanic.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-18-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,197
Posted By Frank Grimm
Could it be theTelegraph Line between pilot house...

Could it be theTelegraph Line between pilot house & engine room?
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-01-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,074
Posted By Frank Grimm
Jim, How about "Blue Herron" for a name?...

Jim,
How about "Blue Herron" for a name? You could paint her white, trimmed in light blue. Also she must have a pilot house and, a neat little stage. Or would that require a model bow?
~ Frank...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-18-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,988
Posted By Frank Grimm
Sam, If you look closely, you can see another...

Sam, If you look closely, you can see another rail on the left side of that walkway. It appears to be about 4 feet wide. Agree?
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-17-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,859
Posted By Frank Grimm
When my dad worked at Howards, back in the late...

When my dad worked at Howards, back in the late 20's & early 30's as a steam fitter, he often came home with much red led paint on his work clothes. I believe he said they Used it on steel hulls. Not...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-16-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,859
Posted By Frank Grimm
I once read in a flying magazine, that Russian...

I once read in a flying magazine, that Russian fighter jet interiors were painted green.
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-29-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,366
Posted By Frank Grimm
This looks like a threaded adjusting link from...

This looks like a threaded adjusting link from some kind of screw jacK.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-16-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,593
Posted By Frank Grimm
Saloon is like a beer and whiskey tavern. ...

Saloon is like a beer and whiskey tavern.
Salon I beleive is a beauty parlor.
Any one say different?
~ Frank ~
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-01-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,287
Posted By Frank Grimm
Dear Bill, Thanks for responding to my...

Dear Bill,
Thanks for responding to my inquirey about the -LITTLE HAM-. It's good to know she had a long working life. Sad to learn that she is on land, surrounded by weeds. Hopefully someone...
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