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Forum: Steamboats & History 09-07-2008, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Alan Bates
Time is important on the Belle of Louisville...

Time is important on the Belle of Louisville where the distance and the time are both short. One amusing aspect was that Chet Foster, a chief, lived in Mauckport, Indiana, about a half-hour's drive...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-03-2008, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Alan Bates
Engineers did, indeed, keep track of where the...

Engineers did, indeed, keep track of where the boat was. Chet Foster told me one time, "Don't worry about hitting that wharfboat. I got marks all up and down that wharf." Chet kept an eye on the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-03-2008, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Alan Bates
Bruno, Frank has the right answer. When silt...

Bruno, Frank has the right answer. When silt formed on the bottom of the boiler it insulated that spot from the cooling (!) effect of the water. That spot would get hot enough to make the steel...
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