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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-27-2008, 02:53 PM
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Ah Judy, but to be that young again atop the...

Ah Judy, but to be that young again atop the bonnet with the smoking gloves and burned fingers ... I'd give nearly anything to relive those glorious hours.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Shipyard Sam
Hinges of Hades

That was certainly a thriller, trying to get that little hook into the eye on the cross piece atop the stack while braving the inferno issuing forth from what could have been the opening into Hell,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,071
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Wildcat and Ed Smith

The capstan engine can also be shipped-up to power the "wildcat", or anchor hoist. Sometime ago, I wrote about the time, in 1970, when the DELTA QUEEN had lost steam and was hanging on the hook just...
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