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    Claude, I'm surprised you haven't been offered...

    Claude, I'm surprised you haven't been offered any help. Sounds like a fun project. Generally, plans were not used to construct the paddlewheel boats. Rather they were built by "rule of thumb" on a...
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    Remembering Deborah Anne "Fish" Fischbeck on the 12th anniversary of her passing.

    Remembering Deborah Anne "Fish" Fischbeck on the 12th anniversary of her passing. Fish sent me this humorous story about an incident on the MQ written on her last birthday, 15 December 2006. Crew...
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    I Hate Change....

    https://www.nkytribune.com/2019/03/the-river-he-hates-change-but-knows-that-everything-has-to-change-sometime/?fbclid=IwAR2AGJv6U8TY9xoNvDZhV3HMdAnqZBUIL9ytD_AVY9RRid1cb6DkQXqYd8k
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    What great stories - please keep 'em coming.

    What great stories - please keep 'em coming.
  5. Possible Treasure Trove of ISLAND QUEEN Photos Found

    A fellow named Jim Blackburn from Cincinnati posted a comment on a Facebook page saying he may have many photographs of both ISLAND QUEENs. Jim isn't savvy with a computer, but he did manage to send...
  6. The GVII, like any big boat, was a wind-catcher...

    The GVII, like any big boat, was a wind-catcher when she didn't have way. Although we didn't normally cruise in high winds, I was caught out in a few, but with 3,000 total horses, she was a dream to...
  7. Long, Windy, Stretch of River

    If anyone knows that Rabbit Hash - Rising Sun stretch of the Ohio River better than I after sixteen years as the Senior Captain of the GRAND VICTORIA II, it's doubtful. The nearly four-mile stretch...
  8. My First Trip on the Ferry.

    This is the way my first trip on the RS/RH Ferry went...
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    Sorry to hear this about Mary Bill - she's one...

    Sorry to hear this about Mary Bill - she's one fine steamboat lady. I'll be sure to send her a card.
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    The Rising Sun - Rabbit Hash Ferry is looking for...

    The Rising Sun - Rabbit Hash Ferry is looking for a licensed 100-ton Master to operate the new ferry. Contact Human Resources at 1-800-472-6311.
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    Great Story. Need more.

    Good Brucie story Jim. Surely there are many more that our readers are just beside themselves with mirth just thinking about another of Bruce Edgington's antics. Doesn't have to have happened on...
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    "Brucie get the mail?"

    Thanks to Keith Norrington for forwarding a copy of a delicious Dorthy Frye painting of Bruce "Brucie" Edgington, long-time Watchman and favorite on the DELTA QUEEN until after the Greene family sold...
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    Mary Sward Charlton

    Mary enjoys being a valuable member of the crew, and is keen to learn all she can about the venerable old steamboat.
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    Mary's Pictures

    Click onto the link to see Mary's DELTA QUEEN Engine Room pictures. If that MSN "Timed-Rook" thingy shows instead of a picture, click onto it and the photograph will open.
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  15. Greene Line

    Or as Captain Albert Kelly oft said, "It ain't the ole Greene Line..." How true.
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    The "H"

    It's grand that Cap'n Todd Mace is still remembered on the boat that was so much a part of him. The Yellow Star is still there. Just painted into the boat, and the "H" is anchored to it.
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    The DENNY wore a Yellow Star.

    The DENNY wore a Yellow Star.
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    Inspected by the RH Shipyard

    The RH Shipyard Traveling Inspectors made a recent journey to see the ZT with the possibility of purchase in mind. The scout reps were very hospitable, and we did enjoy the visit, but decided the ZAC...
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    Life After Death

    The DQ is too famous a steamboat to end up like some others you allude to. Surely some town, person, or organization would get her a floating muse, etc. This same thought has been in the air since...
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    My Washing Machine Story

    The only washing machine on the DELTA QUEEN in 1965 was that same wringer-washer that was kept in the small "laundry room", on the port side alongside the low-pressure engine. It belonged to the...
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    Mark Twain Today in History

    It was on this day in 1867 that Mark Twain set off on a tour of Europe and the Middle East, a trip that gave him the material for his first major book, The Innocents Abroad (1869). He traveled with a...
  22. Then I'm blaming them, too, for the our...

    Then I'm blaming them, too, for the our illustrious shipyard "employes" (quote-unquote) walking off the job and heading up to the Big Bone B&G where they've been celebrating "Alan Bates Day in Rabbit...
  23. More QC Bell Pics

    Click onto this link and then follow the next four pictures to see the QC Roof Bell as featured in the early 1900's. The "pic o' the week" photo was brought to light by the recent discovery of an oil...
  24. Thread: Chimneys

    by Shipyard Sam
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    Try this Link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney#Chimney_draught_or_draft
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    Hartford on My Mind

    Try these to help remember the magic moments of Mark Twang:

    Steamboat Whistle Blues
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_LBUub23M&search=John%20Hartford

    Gentle on my Mind...
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