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  1. *RE: DQ Promotional Video* Steamboating...

    *RE: DQ Promotional Video*
    Steamboating colleagues
    Thanks, Carmen and Russ for drawing attention to the 'promotional DQ video from the 1970s.' I saw it earlier but too busy here to respond/post. ...
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    *'Additional Essential History* Steamboating...

    *'Additional Essential History*
    Steamboating colleagues:
    Well, the more I look here the more I find in my library. Two additional books on steamboat history are:
    1. "SCENES FROM MEMORY" By...
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    *'Essential' Steamboat Books/References.*...

    *'Essential' Steamboat Books/References.*
    Morning, Steamboating colleagues,
    Good topic here with a nice list above of books on steamboat history, lore. I've a few to add on my end:
    1. "SHE TAKES...
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    *RE: Coast Guard Boo-Boo* Steamboating...

    *RE: Coast Guard Boo-Boo*
    Steamboating colleagues,
    Thanks for the tip off above. Rob, I also receive GCaptain here and will call up to see what all of this is about. Well, 'things' do happen...
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    *March 2019 S&D REFLECTOR on the way*

    Morning, steamboating colleagues,
    The March 2019 quarterly issue of S&D REFLECTOR [Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen] is in hands of our printer and soon on the way. REFLECTOR Editor, David...
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    'Life, career of Alan Bates* Morning,...

    'Life, career of Alan Bates*
    Morning, steamboating colleagues,
    Jim, as I suspected, you had all of us hooked and good with your 'Alan Bates and me' commentary nailing it head on. Depending on our...
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    *Varying LEE times* Steamboating, colleagues,...

    *Varying LEE times*
    Steamboating, colleagues,
    Hi, Jerry, and thanks for your notes above. Interesting, very interesting. You're sources also parallel mine but I didn't post earlier so as to keep...
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    *Alan's license/Mates on boats* Steamboating...

    *Alan's license/Mates on boats*
    Steamboating colleagues,
    Jim, the more I read the more you have me hooked. Interesting about licenses then with or without Coast Guard "human interaction." A...
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    *ROBT. E. LEE's 'Speed Chart is true* Morning,...

    *ROBT. E. LEE's 'Speed Chart is true*
    Morning, Steamboating colleagues,
    Jerry, you ask a good question RE: "source" for the LEE's time in the celebrated race. Again, and again various 'legends,...
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    *Liquor sales/Group ticket profits* Hi, Jim,...

    *Liquor sales/Group ticket profits*
    Hi, Jim,
    Great stuff RE: liquor sales on the BELLE then. Factors I hadn't considered. Interesting RE: when groups chartered they made money. This an old, old...
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    *Alan Bates No. #6* Wonderful, Jim, wonderful! ...

    *Alan Bates No. #6*
    Wonderful, Jim, wonderful! Just what we all need to know with warts and all. Your points above well stated and I know I hadn't thought of them let alone know. How could I? If...
  12. *DQ changes/Cost of all* Steamboating,...

    *DQ changes/Cost of all*
    Steamboating, colleagues,
    Yeah, I was probably thinking more in the question above of the financial costs over the years. Interesting RE: all the external, internal...
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    *YOU and Alan Bates #5* Morning, Jim, To say...

    *YOU and Alan Bates #5*
    Morning, Jim,
    To say you've got me hooked and hooked good an understatement! Lots of 'Johnny-come-latelies' to the boats since those days but you were then and we're all...
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    *RE: 'Alan and Me 4* Hi, Jim! Now,I am hooked...

    *RE: 'Alan and Me 4*
    Hi, Jim!
    Now,I am hooked and good. Keep it up!

    R. Dale Flick
    Old Coal Haven Landing, Ohio river, Cincinnati.
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    *Alan and the OMAR* Steamboating colleagues,...

    *Alan and the OMAR*
    Steamboating colleagues,
    Frank, your above account is a dandy. Agreed, that none of us want to be proven wrong but, alas, life is like that. Alan, in my memory, hated hearing...
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    *RE: Alan and me 3* WOW! Jim, you've got me...

    *RE: Alan and me 3*
    WOW! Jim, you've got me hooked and good now. Keep it up! I agree with you RE: the influence the dark days of the Great Depression had not only on Alan but untold millions of...
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    *RE: 'Alan Bates & me/Great history* Jim, I...

    *RE: 'Alan Bates & me/Great history*
    Jim, I agree with Capt. Bill Judd, and others, to "get it down now" before time and fate get away from all of us. Great early history and I can just see you,...
  18. *"Documenting" DQ journey to now* Morning,...

    *"Documenting" DQ journey to now*
    Morning, steamboating colleagues,
    Russ, you ask a pertinent question and I know I don't know all the answers. Costs for the DELTA QUEEN began early in 1947 with...
  19. *DQ's return to service* HAPPY NEW YEAR!...

    *DQ's return to service*
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Steamboating colleagues,
    Good points, Judy with Phil Johnson being more than candid with what renovation, restoration, repairs will follow putting the DELTA...
  20. *DELTA QUEEN 'Restoration* Steamboating...

    *DELTA QUEEN 'Restoration*
    Steamboating colleagues,
    Hi, Russ. Just back from a wonderful Christmas dinner with my 102 year old mother in her retirement center. I understand your interest in,...
  21. *Rebirth of the Queen* MERRY CHRISTMAS!...

    *Rebirth of the Queen*
    MERRY CHRISTMAS! steamboating colleagues,
    Greetings, Russ, and thanks for the above RE: restoration, repair, renovation of the DELTA QUEEN. The PBS series 'Ultimate...
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    *Perception of U.S. Coast Guard* Steamboating...

    *Perception of U.S. Coast Guard*
    Steamboating colleagues,
    Interesting exchange of information, sentiments above and there's nothing wrong with that. Mark, I for one have ALWAYS supported the...
  23. *A boat/s quick payoff* Morning, steamboating...

    *A boat/s quick payoff*
    Morning, steamboating colleagues,
    Thanks, Jim, for the interesting history from the Howard Yards back in the 'palmy days.' You were lucky to have been in/around Mrs....
  24. *DQ Exemption Passes* Steamboating colleagues,...

    *DQ Exemption Passes*
    Steamboating colleagues,
    I couldn't agree more with Jim and David above. I learned long ago never to say never with this process proving it. I agree with loud applause for...
  25. *RE: "Waterwheels"/Reporters Steamboating...

    *RE: "Waterwheels"/Reporters
    Steamboating colleagues,
    Jim, I again pulled WAY'S PACKET DIRECTORY to review his 'big blow' on the LEE covering several pages. He writes of her construction etc. but...
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