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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 08-25-2017, 02:44 AM
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Posted By David Dewey
Is the Hurricane threatening the DQ?

Sounds like some terrible weather down there.
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-25-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By David Dewey
I wanted to ride the DQ since I was in High...

I wanted to ride the DQ since I was in High School (1967-1971); couldn't afford it as a graduation present (now looking back on it, I should have!), then couldn't afford it as a honeymoon (dumb...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-25-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By David Dewey
We used to say that the Orleans Room's motto was,...

We used to say that the Orleans Room's motto was, "A Pound a Day, that's all you'll Gain!!"
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-18-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By David Dewey
In my research on California Steamboats, on of...

In my research on California Steamboats, on of my favorite stories is of an eastern company building a schooner, and before it was decked out, it was sunk, and a paddle wheel riverboat floated over...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-07-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By David Dewey
Maurice Hardy has passed

this just in from Charlene:
It is with great sadness that I pass along this news of the passing of our beloved friend, Maurice Hardy. As many of you know, he has been through many medical...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-30-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,838
Posted By David Dewey
Count me as "Very Few" as that's one thing I...

Count me as "Very Few" as that's one thing I really liked onboard the DQ--the outside world didn't exist, except what we could see from the decks. I remember we pulled into some town and someone...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 05-18-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,846
Posted By David Dewey
30 co-sponsors; how do we get it marked up for a...

30 co-sponsors; how do we get it marked up for a vote? With this many co-sponsors, I would think it could get out of committee and marked up for a vote? Would be nice to have over 50 co-sponsors...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-02-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By David Dewey
I've tried calling the California Senators (I've...

I've tried calling the California Senators (I've also emailed them) and was able to leave a message with Senator Harris, but Senator Feinstein's office won't take messages, have to call during normal...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-01-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By David Dewey
I have emailed ALL my contacts, even if they...

I have emailed ALL my contacts, even if they don't like getting "action" emails!
Now to make some phone calls.
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-31-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By David Dewey
Oh, upside down, I thought maybe a thick fog was...

Oh, upside down, I thought maybe a thick fog was forming!!
:)
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-24-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By David Dewey
Dale, Thank you for pointing that out all so...

Dale,
Thank you for pointing that out all so well--I wondered what is wrong with the "Fate of the DK." She (he?) was so close to being completely lost, all those months sunk near Rio Vista. The...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-15-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By David Dewey
Yes, the DK odyssey did help the DQ survive....

Yes, the DK odyssey did help the DQ survive. Before going to Alaska, the wheel and engines were removed, mostly to lighten the load, I suspect and left at the shipyard near Antioch, where, a few...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-10-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By David Dewey
Wow, you had those two in your house, that must...

Wow, you had those two in your house, that must have been quite a time. On one of my trips Stan was onboard with his daughter when I gave a short powerpoint presentaion in the Olreans room, "The King...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-09-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By David Dewey
Delta Queen boilers beats her by decades!! And if...

Delta Queen boilers beats her by decades!! And if you consider year built--they are over a century old!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-02-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By David Dewey
Mr. Robertson might think the legislation is a...

Mr. Robertson might think the legislation is a "free pass" but it isn't. It is allowing a non-standard (in today's world) constructed boat to operate--AFTER it has met coast guard inspection. There...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-01-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By David Dewey
Spoke to my Rep, Doug LaMalfa's office

I was talking to my US Representative, Doug LaMalfa's office today, actually about my problems with the IRS and the Affordable Care Act (Covered California goofed on my 1095A and it's caused major...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-01-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By David Dewey
PS, notice the new boats have no paddlewheels;...

PS, notice the new boats have no paddlewheels; guess that wasn't important anymore--and I'll bet no calliope either! (too noisy!)
I mentioned this to my wife, Linda, and she disdainfully dryly...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-01-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By David Dewey
Bob mentions "Old Hotels,," well my family still...

Bob mentions "Old Hotels,," well my family still has an old "Auto Court" with modern motel rooms (OK, they were built in 1968, but feature real beam ceilings with real 3/4" thick tongue and groove...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-17-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By David Dewey
I agree that once elected, our congress folks...

I agree that once elected, our congress folks should be willing to listen to folks outside their districts, but apparently that is not the way the game is played nowadays. Another reason, IMHO, that...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-14-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By David Dewey
Pics of the Dam area today

Thought you might want to see the effort to seal the problem before the next rainstorm arrives this week.
First pic is of the emergency spillway with the water about a foot below it.
Second is of...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-13-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By David Dewey
Out in California--Oroville Dam situation for Steamboatin' friends

HI all,
Well, it IS a river! We are fine, with our house 300 feet above and behind the dam. Right now things are looking better, although still not "stable" and rain is due in this week. Jean &...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-06-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,416
Posted By David Dewey
Yes Judy, but the postings over here are more...

Yes Judy, but the postings over here are more scholarly!!
:)
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-01-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By David Dewey
It is very true that we often look at past things...

It is very true that we often look at past things with rose-colored glasses on. But to use today's standards to judge things in the past just doesn't work. Food prepared before refrigeration was...
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-29-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,416
Posted By David Dewey
And people on dial-up, like me, cannot access...

And people on dial-up, like me, cannot access Facebook--it takes up way too much bandwidth--but Steamboats.org doesn't!!
The whole world does not exist on Facebook!!!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-03-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By David Dewey
By the time the cops get here, the whistle is...

By the time the cops get here, the whistle is down, and the air line unhooked--what evidence?? :)
Next year!! Now if I just had my old steamboat boiler. . . . .
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