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Forum: River Talk & Cruises Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Jim Blum
Ice running in St Louis Harbor this afternoon...

Ice running in St Louis Harbor this afternoon with Sun out--finally--and car showing 40 F............around 1615 as I motored Wharf Street Bridge.

Gage (0600) Poster was 0.06R. Last week when way...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-11-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Jim Blum
Voted from St Louis! Franz, thanks for keeping...

Voted from St Louis! Franz, thanks for keeping the message board alive & well. Afraid we don't say that enough.
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-30-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,225
Posted By Jim Blum
Amen Brother Don. The Railroad (former Baltimore...

Amen Brother Don. The Railroad (former Baltimore & Ohio--now CSX) still runs down the Main Street of St Mary's WV, the Ohio River still laps at the old landing, towboat [a bit of poetic license...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-26-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,804
Posted By Jim Blum
While this tread is over two years old & I have...

While this tread is over two years old & I have to admit that it has been quite some time since I paid a personal visit to the Goldenrod location the National Trust for Historic Preservation magazine...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-29-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Blum
While I was Downtown yesterday afternoon I opted...

While I was Downtown yesterday afternoon I opted not to motor down the levee as when the horse drawn carriages are operating (less than 95f--which it was yesterday late afternoon) the "Speed Limit"...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-28-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Jim Blum
While at the same time the USCG, Sector Upper...

While at the same time the USCG, Sector Upper Mississippi River has closed the UMR mile 722.5 to mile 723.5 (as of 27 July 17) due shoaling!.......until USACE surveys etc and dredging. How long this...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-26-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Jim Blum
Totally off topic the MV America was in St Louis...

Totally off topic the MV America was in St Louis yesterday and left Southbound approx. 1235 this afternoon. Didn't see anyone out on deck, which could be understandable due to meal time ? and the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim Blum
At this point I will unabashedly admit I am in...

At this point I will unabashedly admit I am in way over my head. An apology to Jim R for my misspelling of his name in an earlier post.

We know there are real live steam engineers both steamboat,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-14-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim Blum
a little bit more e-sleuthing shows a photo of...

a little bit more e-sleuthing shows a photo of the St Louis Riverfront prior to any land clearing for the park development with the Cape Girardeau and several other stern wheel boats and what appears...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-13-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim Blum
Very, very interesting photograph indeed. The...

Very, very interesting photograph indeed. The more one looks at it more questions surface after looking at other on line photos of the Cape G.

To give my opinion on the 'outfall' pipe(s) I don't...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-04-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim Blum
I am anxious to read John Fryant's report as soon...

I am anxious to read John Fryant's report as soon as it appears here. The more thought I give to the question [paint/no paint] I suspect no "paint" due to the fact that it would take time to apply...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-01-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim Blum
Would, in this case, the Howard yard have their...

Would, in this case, the Howard yard have their own sawmill on site? Would they possibly contract for a local mill to cut, in this case, wheel arms and bucket planks and use them "green" or would...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-08-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim Blum
Well I'll be dipped in Chicken fat! Yep Bill &...

Well I'll be dipped in Chicken fat! Yep Bill & Dale a bit of googling comes up with the story and photo of the C32A/757. Apparently a C32A has landed at Lunken several times in the not too distant...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-07-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim Blum
Dale, could you enlighten us on details of how...

Dale, could you enlighten us on details of how POTUS "landed" at Lunken Airport. Don't think Lunken Airport has a runway that will accomodate a 747, unless a lot of runway work has been done since...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-25-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,838
Posted By Jim Blum
Possibly slight off the topic; however I have a...

Possibly slight off the topic; however I have a question on advertizing brochures for vessels [River and Blue Water] aimed at the American consumer. The Country of Vessel Registration never [or...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-03-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Jim Blum
St Louis local TV station ch 2 (Fox) ran a teaser...

St Louis local TV station ch 2 (Fox) ran a teaser on their 2100 newscast and a short story w/photos on their 2200 newscast. Story did indicate that passage in House was next step. Jefferson County,...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-25-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Jim Blum
Back in the stone age of the early 1980's the...

Back in the stone age of the early 1980's the company hired a "traveling consultant" in fire fighting safety from Philadelphia. [am reasonably sure he was from Philly] "Smokey Batzer (sp?)", a live...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-18-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Jim Blum
Even when it's nice outside and I should be...

Even when it's nice outside and I should be working outside I do read on Saturday.

I could not get into site either; however a thought came to mind that the article is probably very interesting...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-15-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Jim Blum
Before getting too off track and deep in the...

Before getting too off track and deep in the weeds I found a GLS ad in the NG March 1962 issue (1/4 pg B&W):

EVER RIDE A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMBOAT?

Here's Your Opportunity! Aboard the SS...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-15-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Jim Blum
NG September 1927 ran a nifty story on the 1927...

NG September 1927 ran a nifty story on the 1927 Flood on the Lower Miss. A few interesting ads from that issue: PACKARD 'Ask the Man Who Ones One'; American Mail Line Dollar Steamship Line-a full...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-14-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Jim Blum
article begins on pg 376, DK photo, b&w 386/7,...

article begins on pg 376, DK photo, b&w 386/7, interior room 390 color.
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-12-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jim Blum
Now Dale just could be some of us out there can...

Now Dale just could be some of us out there can or could remember seeing the Big Liz, but not riding her and possibly could remember M. Frommel etal and maybe reading the builders plates of the DQ...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-02-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jim Blum
I'm looking at a printed brochure (2017) from the...

I'm looking at a printed brochure (2017) from the St Lawrence Cruise Lines Inc. A family owned company as it says in print who operate one vessel the M/V CANADIAN EMPRESS on the St Lawrence River 32...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-01-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jim Blum
In following the Cruise Critic link to the ACL...

In following the Cruise Critic link to the ACL promo and then checking the 5 Highlight bullet points number 5 may give an hint to whom the DQ might appeal.

No 5 point is "No Sea Days. Ships Stop...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-14-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Jim Blum
Thanks David, Video & story even made the 10...

Thanks David,

Video & story even made the 10 pm TV news on Ch 5 here in St Louis last night.
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