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Forum: Steamboats & History 05-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mathew Stage
Yes Bob, exactly, that is precisely what I was...

Yes Bob, exactly, that is precisely what I was thinking, and what I did with the CBelle!
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-12-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mathew Stage
If it goes up for auction won't you have the...

If it goes up for auction won't you have the ability to bid on her, perhaps even save money if no one else is interested in her? Also as a historic landmark I feel as though it would be a somewhat...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-05-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,843
Posted By Mathew Stage
Many a cold mornings my patience has been tested...

Many a cold mornings my patience has been tested in getting the first full revolution out of the wheel with only one engine not on dead center. Same can be said for our Troy-Skinner, trying to roll...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-27-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mathew Stage
Hey Dale, Thanks for the feedback, and yes...

Hey Dale,

Thanks for the feedback, and yes I know exactly what you mean, the first thing that came to mind when I originally wrote the post was the S.S. Norway's final years.

Unrelated,...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-27-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mathew Stage
Very true Jim, look at the new USS Independence,...

Very true Jim, look at the new USS Independence, which is only 380ft, with a crew of 40, and it costed over 700 million, nearly double the price of the ship you mention.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mathew Stage
I have debated over commenting for a week now, I...

I have debated over commenting for a week now, I hope that I have worded this is a positive matter, as I consider all of you my fellow steamboat friends!

I feel as though the price of what a pax...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-13-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,730
Posted By Mathew Stage
Greg, glad to see the progress, look forward to...

Greg, glad to see the progress, look forward to seeing her in person in May.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,199
Posted By Mathew Stage
I would strongly recommend going with an...

I would strongly recommend going with an accredited marine surveyor or fly one in to the location of the vessel, they will be able to give you a comprehensive written report on the condition of the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,737
Posted By Mathew Stage
It doesn't make much sense for aerodynamics...But...

It doesn't make much sense for aerodynamics...But

By having the escape pipes it reduces the back pressure, for example when the boiler is tuned back and as much of the steam draft isn't required...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,415
Posted By Mathew Stage
Do little engines count? .

Do little engines count? .
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,965
Posted By Mathew Stage
Also because of the environmental factors we burn...

Also because of the environmental factors we burn #2 now, a lot of the reason #6 gives you up to about 156,000 BTU/gal and #2 only gives 130,000 BTU/gal is all the "metholfloraldeath" in the less...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-21-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By Mathew Stage
Hhmmm I have some pictures of when he was on the...

Hhmmm I have some pictures of when he was on the C-Belle.
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-23-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mathew Stage
Thanks everyone for your responses, they are...

Thanks everyone for your responses, they are greatly appreciated.
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-22-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mathew Stage
Hello Dale, Yes I've look around a bit...

Hello Dale,

Yes I've look around a bit online, without much result, what I'm getting information from is newspaper articles from the area here when the vessel was being built, he was brought in...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mathew Stage
Builder Isaac Hammett

Hello all,

I've been working on updating some of our historical commentary about previous vessels that were here on Chautauqua Lake, and the largest vessel which was known as the JAMESTOWN (built...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-05-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By Mathew Stage
Great pictures Travis, I'll have to get a copy of...

Great pictures Travis, I'll have to get a copy of them!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-30-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mathew Stage
Frank, Unlike most LNG ships she isn't...

Frank,

Unlike most LNG ships she isn't actually steam, she's part of a new "experiment" to use diesel engines and a reliquification plant so that they don't have to burn the "boil-off" from the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-30-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mathew Stage
Greetings From the Gulf of Aden

Hello everyone, I just wanted to check in, I hope ya'll have been having a good summer. So far so good onboard, the vessel, I can't say the name on the thread, is an amazing piece of engineering...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-11-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By Mathew Stage
DELTA QUEEN New Look

Was very surprised today when I was in the Belle of Louisville's gift shop and saw the Delta Queen's new look!

She's really looking like a real Mississippi Sternwheeler Steamboat now!
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-03-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mathew Stage
I didn't want to start another thread, but we...

I didn't want to start another thread, but we brought the electricity online today with the Skinner steam engine, I took a quick video when I had the inspection plate off in case anyone is...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-30-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mathew Stage
Other than the members on our forum here, and a...

Other than the members on our forum here, and a collection of others, I don't see passengers aboard the DQ ever noticing or giving much thought if the paddlewheel is being turned by steam, hydraulic,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-21-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mathew Stage
I'm getting jealous of seeing all these pictures...

I'm getting jealous of seeing all these pictures (especially with the fellow Matt! haha just kidding) at an event founded by my hometown! When are you going to come visit me and experience the real...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-20-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mathew Stage
Who and why would anyone continue to operate any...

Who and why would anyone continue to operate any business that doesn't create a profit?
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-12-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mathew Stage
A Little Push & Away She Goes

After a bit of work onshore, we launched the Chautauqua Belle today, you can see the youtube video Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljNMnutm_60) or check out the photos on our facebook fan page...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-23-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,190
Posted By Mathew Stage
I always wonder about how "safe" OSHA and...

I always wonder about how "safe" OSHA and everyone else makes us be now a days and the connection to how American's IQ's are dropping, if only there was a national record or way to measure common...
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