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Forum: Steamboats & History 08-23-2007, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Edward Ray
David I could not pass up

David

I could not pass up an opportunity to add to your coments about the great food served on most of the working towboat, because that was one of the most important ways to attract and keep...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-23-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Edward Ray
D.M. Please call me Ed and I am as thrilled as...

D.M.
Please call me Ed and I am as thrilled as you are to be able to resurect some the very old memories of the Hines,Inc. The man you discribed Iam sure was not my dad who was about 5'5" stocky...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-23-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,539
Posted By Edward Ray
Guess I will junp back in here, The Kelly had a...

Guess I will junp back in here, The Kelly had a lot of unusual feature in addition to the "no freeboard" theree was the "transom" type windows, and the crew quarters were elevated several feet I...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-22-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,539
Posted By Edward Ray
Hi Steve In your 1943 photo I think you...

Hi Steve

In your 1943 photo I think you can make out some very large towing knees even then as they look like they build-steps. (Great for a old deckhand) I also marvel at the amount of water...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-22-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,539
Posted By Edward Ray
Capt. Bill While I agree the Towing...

Capt. Bill

While I agree the Towing knees on what you refered to as "the other boat" are unusually large, in Steve Huffman's previous picture of the Kelly with the barge Frankkin you can make...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-22-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,539
Posted By Edward Ray
Hi Steve You never run out of...

Hi Steve

You never run out of information, and while I have never been on the Kentucky River, my quess that this picture was taken at Bowling Green on the Barren River. As I recall it was...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-21-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,539
Posted By Edward Ray
Bill Would have happen to know my...

Bill

Would have happen to know my father Capt. Henry H. (Jack) Ray who also worked on the John J. Kelly (I have a great picture you might be interested in seeing) on the Kentucky River.

Ed...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-21-2007, 11:32 AM
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Views: 8,539
Posted By Edward Ray
Mr. Smith Your recent posting stirred...

Mr. Smith

Your recent posting stirred up great memories about the Hines Inc. out of Bowling Green, Kentucky as my father Capt. Henry H. (Jack) Ray did work for them for many years, including...
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