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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-22-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Bill Judd
Capt. Reynolds is right as to space available...

Capt. Reynolds is right as to space available under a vessel on drydock. I've spent way too many hours crawling on my belly to hull gage a vessel. Now a marine ways set up might be the way to go, on...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-17-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Judd
Hi Keith: I think the vessel you are referring to...

Hi Keith: I think the vessel you are referring to is the M/V TAMPICO. Owner was Aiple Towing of Stillwater, Mn. Original name of vessel was VAGABOND. Built. 1941 by Capt. Frank Aible. Original...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-28-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Bill Judd
Don Clare was one of a kind, there might not even...

Don Clare was one of a kind, there might not even be a Rabbit Hash except for his leadership. I assume the shipyard will be closed for at least two weeks.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By Bill Judd
Dan Owen

Over on facebook there was a notice that Dan Owen has suffered a stroke. Dan of course writes the Inland River Record and is a real riverman. He needs our prayers. As I wrote on facebook, " Drive it...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-23-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Bill Judd
BOAT STILL MISSING??? Anybody go to the Grand...

BOAT STILL MISSING??? Anybody go to the Grand Majestic christening. Fill us in on the details and updates.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-22-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Bill Judd
boat missing

anybody know where the M/V Grand Majestic( ex. Diamond Lady) is. There is supposed to be a christening tomorrow at Covington, Ky but there is no boat there. What's the story????
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-27-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bill Judd
Well I am not on there. Keep us old timers...

Well I am not on there. Keep us old timers informed.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-08-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Bill Judd
river expert gone

The very sad news from Marietta is the Joseph Woodson "Woody" Rutter has made his final crossing. Woody served as the S & D Board Chairman for many years, then assumed the office of President for ...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-07-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bill Judd
Capt.Jim: Airforce One was a C32A/ 757 for today

Capt.Jim: Airforce One was a C32A/ 757 for today
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-23-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Bill Judd
Sad Day

It is a sad day for all rivermen and especially for S & D members. The Motor Vessel Fred Way has been placed into retirement. Amherst Madison sold her to Neale Marine Transport who will use her as a...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-25-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Bill Judd
I read the bill carefully and if the owners...

I read the bill carefully and if the owners drafted the bill then they committed suicide.
Jim's right the schooling, initial and follow ups will be terribly expensive. Paper work will be a killer....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-18-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Bill Judd
I'm reading on saturday Judy, but I cant get into...

I'm reading on saturday Judy, but I cant get into the Clinton Herald. I'm sure it was an interesting article. Hang in there, there are lot of readers on here. Your posts are not wasted!!!
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-11-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By Bill Judd
"Who still alive now other than me remembers this...

"Who still alive now other than me remembers this in 2017". Hey Dale I got up this morning, did not read my name in the death notices so here I am, don't forget me!
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-04-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,059
Posted By Bill Judd
The excursion steamer AVALON ran up there in the...

The excursion steamer AVALON ran up there in the 1950's and quite a few steam towing vessels ran on the Missouri up until about 1960.
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-08-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bill Judd
I have to laugh when I see the copyright warning...

I have to laugh when I see the copyright warning on Cincinnati-Hamilton County Library and Murphy Library sites. When I was just a teenager I worked two jobs to get money to buy photos from Capt....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-06-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bill Judd
The City of New Orleans is a beautiful vessel. It...

The City of New Orleans is a beautiful vessel. It will do quite well in NOLA. Now that boat the American Queen company bought runs a close second to the Davenport fiasco. Now the rumor here in Cinti...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-29-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bill Judd
What I said was in half jest, we all realize how...

What I said was in half jest, we all realize how hard you and a few others have tried to keep .org alive. I certainly did not in anyway mean to offend you. As to Capt. Bob's comments I too read and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-28-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bill Judd
Franz brought us out of captivity and the...

Franz brought us out of captivity and the wilderness into the promised land. I told Franz on one of his visits to my home that Steamboats.org was the best thing to happen to us river nuts since Fred...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-27-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bill Judd
time

To my good friend, Capt. Bob Reynolds.John Prine wrote a real fine song on the Green River. Here is the chorus.

And Daddy won't you take back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-22-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bill Judd
Surely some body out there has been through Green...

Surely some body out there has been through Green River # 6 and #1 on the Barren.
I'm feeling awful lonesome. Come on and tell us your experience.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-20-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bill Judd
Jim there are actually two ferry crossings to get...

Jim there are actually two ferry crossings to get into the Mamouth Cave area via two seperate roads. Both ferries I think belong to the Park. The Park people are most happy, claiming now the Green...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-20-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bill Judd
Green River

This is aimed at the old timers on here. Recently learned that Lock & Dam #6 on the Green River has failed. A large section of the fixed dam has given way and the pool up to Mammouth Cave has fallen...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-13-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By Bill Judd
Spirit of Cincinnati

Some time ago there was a question on here and facebook as to the M/V Spirit of Cincinnati. Well the Spirit is off on a very long delivery trip to its new owners. All the way to Pierre, South Dakota....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-28-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bill Judd
I am sure glad Capt. Bob Reynolds of the good...

I am sure glad Capt. Bob Reynolds of the good ship Magnolia got the attention of that L & C clerk, Dale. As I set retired on my porch, getting all the whistle salutes from those young pilots passing...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-15-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By Bill Judd
Hi Dan: No I did not, I just found out the news...

Hi Dan: No I did not, I just found out the news while talking on the VHF to Capt. Martin Leake on the M/V Kentucky. Marty knew "Junior" and I were part of the group Beatty often referred to as "his...
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