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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Above Terry's head is a set of antlers...

Mel,

Above Terry's head is a set of antlers I presented to the DELTA QUEEN as the Calliope of the year award in 1978. They came from my Uncles store in East Providence, RI and fellow crew member...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, That pilothouse brings back so many...

Mel,

That pilothouse brings back so many memories for me. I will never forget giving a pilothouse tour one afternoon shortly after Tall Stacks 2003 and one of our Pilots, Jim Davis had a little...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Those Muster Pictures of the MQ Maiden...

Mel,

Those Muster Pictures of the MQ Maiden Voyage show her mundanity rather well! My favourite is the stern shot which was on the post cards. There is one head on port side shot of her from...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Here is one that should interest you. ...

Mel,

Here is one that should interest you. Not a whole lt about the DELTA and MISSISSIPPI QUEEN's...but alot of stories from the Commodore!

~Travis~

YouTube - Capt. Harold Demarrero River...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Now there is a blast from the past! ...

Mel,

Now there is a blast from the past! The modern steamboaters have no idea what we are talking about here! The crew had their traditional rooms below decks and Officers were in the sun deck...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Not only was he a Air National Guard...

Mel,

Not only was he a Air National Guard Colonel...he was a Kentucky Colonel, as am I. So I called him "Colonel" for a different reason!

Say what you will about Tooker, he took me under his...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Judy, I was rather wordy in my disertation,...

Judy,

I was rather wordy in my disertation, wasn't I?

And also.....

AMEN!!! Well put!

~Travis~
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, You DO remember! It was 18, July...

Mel,

You DO remember!

It was 18, July 1978, at Louisville, KY...Vic Tooker took me up to the Calliope Bar to let me play the calliope (the combination for the lock on the keyboard in the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, I know who did it as a joke in...

Mel,

I know who did it as a joke in 1987....after that time they just came back year after year the same way!

~Travis~
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Adding the yellow trim really gave her...

Mel,

Adding the yellow trim really gave her the steamboaty look she needed back then! So did the star on the wheel cranks she had in 1979-1985. For some reason after that it wasn't always there...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Do you know who did the deed and when...

Mel,

Do you know who did the deed and when the mermaids were painted to be somewhat anatomically correct?

Because in the last 20 years they were.

Someone at some point jumped over the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, I'll bet it was fun being with a crew...

Mel,

I'll bet it was fun being with a crew of green(e) deckhands and having 12 locks in one cruise!

Do you remember who the "special" passenger was that cruise? You had a rather famous TV...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
John, The answer is simple...it is time to...

John,

The answer is simple...it is time to market the product to people as what it is...an authentic steamboat ride.

In the 1970's the boats were usually more of a mixed crowd than they have...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
John, Having just looked over the pictures...

John,

Having just looked over the pictures again, I can't help but feel like something has been stolen from me. Remembering the christening of the boat at Cincinnati, her first shakedown cruise...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Thanks Mel, One of these days I will finish...

Thanks Mel,

One of these days I will finish a project I started 5 years ago...scanning all my old pics of the boats. As I get new ones, I will change them out on the profile. If it goes too long...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Thanks Matt! Actually, you were probably...

Thanks Matt!

Actually, you were probably born at the right time...for you are the generation who can take steamboating to the next generation for many of us! Your level of excitement tells me...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, I just dumped a pile of old pics on my...

Mel,

I just dumped a pile of old pics on my profile, too. Perhaps some of them will bring up some memories as well!

Many things have changed on the rivers from back in the day. At least we...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Found them!! Wow, what memories! ...

Mel,

Found them!! Wow, what memories! Looking at those pictures took me back to my childhood in so many ways. Some of the things in the background of the pictures you have there...the original...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Mel, Would love to see them all...where are...

Mel,

Would love to see them all...where are they?

~Travis~
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-04-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Matt, Actually, I have heard rumor the...

Matt,

Actually, I have heard rumor the calliope of the MISSISSIPPI QUEEN is for sale. Many different prices have been bandied about...from $50.000-75,000. Realistically, it is only worth the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-26-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Paul, Do you remember the conversation we...

Paul,

Do you remember the conversation we had on the MISSISSIPPI QUEEN the last night of the 2006 cruising season? One has to wonder what could have been if I had come along with you over there...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-26-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Matt, Thank you for posting those pics of...

Matt,

Thank you for posting those pics of the MISSISSIPPI QUEEN. She looks very good in your pictures from the stern. It is amazing how well she had held up to that time, at least in her...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Here are a few more pics from my personal...

Here are a few more pics from my personal collection of early MQ days.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,721
Posted By inactive user 02
Hey all! I wanted to post a few pics here...

Hey all!

I wanted to post a few pics here for us to take a moment to remember the MISSISIPPI QUEEN by.

Many wags have said she wasn't the prettiest steamboat or even the best laid out. I can...
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