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    I don't think anyone could argue with the books...

    I don't think anyone could argue with the books that you give as essential to any river/steamboat library. I would like to add Louis C. Hunter's magnum opus, "Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An...
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    I'm glad that I'm not the only one to see the...

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one to see the great irony in what happened down yonder with the USCG in the past day or two.
  3. Thank you, Jim. I hope one day soon that...

    Thank you, Jim.

    I hope one day soon that you'll change your mind when another Alan L. Bates story comes to mind and we'll get instalment number 11. As far as you being no writer, Fred Way or Alan...
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    And we're all deuced glad that these 56 years...

    And we're all deuced glad that these 56 years later she's still around. In spite of politicians she is still here and a goodwill ambassador, but today I read that the politicians are at it again....
  5. I think that photo solves the issue. It's not a...

    I think that photo solves the issue. It's not a staggered wheel that she has, but a wheel heavily built with a set of two flanges in the middle of the shaft. And we know that she had Nordberg...
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    I am certainly enjoying these Alan L. Bates...

    I am certainly enjoying these Alan L. Bates stories, and sure do look forward to more.

    Alan wasn't known to ever be at a loss for words, but it can and did happen at least once. My father...
  7. Look at the flanges and they can tell you two...

    Look at the flanges and they can tell you two things for sure. The boat had a staggered wheel and Nordberg engines. The two flanges in the center are set up for a staggered wheel and only Nordberg...
  8. The photo of the Big Liz leaving Coney is early...

    The photo of the Big Liz leaving Coney is early on in her life. She is still sporting the pilothouse's copper dome which was given to a W.W.II scrap metal drive and still has the puddin's on her...
  9. It is NOW truly official. The president has...

    It is NOW truly official. The president has signed the bill into law. Way to go Phillip, Cornell, Leighann, JoAnn, et.al.!
  10. The official www.DeltaQueen.com reports that she...

    The official www.DeltaQueen.com reports that she will come out for the 2020 season. There is much to be done before that big red wheel rolls again.
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    The Str. HOMER SMITH came out of Howard's in 1914...

    The Str. HOMER SMITH came out of Howard's in 1914 as a hybrid with a limited number of staterooms for overnight guest and a main deck dining room, so it's not a new concept on the river. Whether this...
  12. My how I would love to recreate that same trip...

    My how I would love to recreate that same trip today! Steamboatin' overnight on the Yukon River would be a dream trip. I've been as far north as Carcross, and luckily at that time the Str. TUTSHI...
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    I think we would all like to know the latest...

    I think we would all like to know the latest status on S 1129, the Senate's U.S.C.G. Appropriations Bill. The last I heard the bill is still sitting in committee, and due to some partisan...
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    When up at the Soo I highly recommend visiting...

    When up at the Soo I highly recommend visiting the Str. VALLEY CAMP. She's a retired laker that is now in the museum trade on the Michigan side.
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