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Forum: Steamboats & History 03-26-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Okay, Dale, you've finally sucked me into making...

Okay, Dale, you've finally sucked me into making a post! (Yes, the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.) IDLEWILD's second set of boilers which replaced her original trio from Rees came...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-13-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
An extra special Happy Birthday to a great and...

An extra special Happy Birthday to a great and and dear river friend, Keith Norrington! Keith, hope your day was wonderful in every way, with lots of good memories and best wishes coming from your...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-22-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,289
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Wanted: Press corps photographers for S&D Reflector

To all our S&D Reflector readers: if you have access to any photos of her Ladyship during her departure and move from Chattanooga today and in the coming week(s) that you are willing to share with...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Lexie, Like so many of your other friends,...

Lexie,

Like so many of your other friends, sure am sorry that we won't have you in the midst of all the festivities and shenanigans with your fellow river rats during the upcoming Louisville...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Greetings from Mile 579 UMR

Another Birthday Greeting to Capt. Doc Hawley from up on the summertime route of the steamer AVALON on the Upper Mississippi. Doc recently sent the attached photo of the boat arriving at Parkersburg...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,274
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
AVALON Memories at Dubuque

It was the last day of August 1955, and I was spending the end of summer vacation as a 7-year old at my grandparent's summer cottage on City Island in Dubuque, about two miles below Lock and Dam 11. ...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-27-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
To all our faithful Reflector readers: ...

To all our faithful Reflector readers:

Copies of the December issue were finished by Richardson Printing and forwarded to USPS for delivery around December 6 (which is the usual schedule we have...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
This is welcome and exciting news for all river...

This is welcome and exciting news for all river fans, especially for those who knew and respected Alan. Thank you Franz for making it possible for many of those who have not had opportunity to read...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-23-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Frank, I tried to zoom in on the hatband of...

Frank,

I tried to zoom in on the hatband of the person manning the calliope in the Reflector photo, and I believe you've hit the nail on the head. To these old eyes, it does appear that his...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
John, you asked, "One of those IQ photos shows a...

John, you asked, "One of those IQ photos shows a younger Homer Denny at the calliope. Has anyone identified that person as Homer for certain?" The answer is that the editor did indeed check with a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-16-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Mariam, It's a good thing you never had to...

Mariam,

It's a good thing you never had to edit an interview with Capt. Howard Tate. I doubt that he ever was called on to give one or was interested in doing that, but you would have had your...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-15-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
One summer after the Madison Bridge incident in...

One summer after the Madison Bridge incident in 1972, I was in the pilothouse with Capt. Louden on watch and we were passing Madison. I don't recall whether or not a passenger was with us at the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-10-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Indeed she did. Debbie and I just returned home...

Indeed she did. Debbie and I just returned home tonight after spending most of yesterday and this morning with Jonathan in St. Paul. And there she was, sitting safe and sound at Lambert Landing...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-14-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Bill, Jim, Frank, Phillip et al, Thanks for...

Bill, Jim, Frank, Phillip et al,

Thanks for your interesting postings regarding the photo of IQ at Louisville with George Washington in foreground. We'll have to make sure those comments appear...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-02-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,396
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Check March 2011 issue of S&D Reflector, p. 43ff...

Check March 2011 issue of S&D Reflector, p. 43ff on "Deck Outline Lights and Steam Calliopes."
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,041
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
If memory serves (and it doesn't always!), during...

If memory serves (and it doesn't always!), during a visit with Reed Coen in the summer of 2008 while Jonathan was doing his calliope research, he told us that at the time Frisbie built the steam...
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-27-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for 2013 from...

Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for 2013 from the snowed-under UMR at Dubuque. Over 14 inches fell here a week ago (with more promised for tonight) and my own copy of the REFLECTOR has yet to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Keith, My sincere congratulations and very...

Keith,

My sincere congratulations and very best wishes as you take over the helm at Howard Steamboat Museum. As so many others in the river community will attest, your appointment is one of the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-13-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,868
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Aaron, The reason that her cabin and stacks,...

Aaron,

The reason that her cabin and stacks, etc. bear so much resemblance to steamers built at other shipyards (like WAKEROBIN) is probably due to the fact that the government provided the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-12-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,868
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Aaron, The US Lighthouse Tender WILLOW was...

Aaron,

The US Lighthouse Tender WILLOW was built right here by Dubuque Boat and Boiler Co. in 1927. In fact, while construction on the boat was being completed, the company was also building...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-11-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Yes, Judy, it's true. Ye olde editor (with a...

Yes, Judy, it's true. Ye olde editor (with a very red face) confesses to a monumental lapse of memory while visiting on the AQ's northbound leg of her last trip! Capt. PT, as always, was most kind...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,540
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Lexie, the incident at Peoria was on the evening...

Lexie, the incident at Peoria was on the evening of August 4, 1972, and yes, it was on the DQ. Like you, I have always admired that shot of Big Cap on the AVALON, and we have Mary Bill Bauer to...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,540
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Sorry I missed celebrating Cap's birthday on the...

Sorry I missed celebrating Cap's birthday on the message board with the crew. In honor of his birthday, here's a wonderful portrait of Capt. Wagner on the coal-fired AVALON at Louisville in 1953. ...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,540
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Lexie, You've a much tougher constitution...

Lexie,

You've a much tougher constitution than either Bob or myself! I wouldn't get within a mile of the stuff if I could avoid it. Seems to me that I recall the Big E having one of those...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-01-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By David Tschiggfrie
Early ADMIRAL construction photos

Kevin,

Log on to Murphy Library at University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, to access their steamboat photo collection. In the "Search Collection" box type in steam00243 and also steam 00244. ...
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