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    Right, Luke.....and if I really squint it looks...

    Right, Luke.....and if I really squint it looks like a slide valve engine sitting on proper cylinder timbers. Clearly a sternwheeler!
    Should anyone encounter other (better!) pictures of the...
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    Indeed it does, Jon - many thanks! Close...

    Indeed it does, Jon - many thanks! Close examination of the picture in that link also reveals hog chains that all but seal the matter.
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    Steamer "Oregon"

    Greetings, all...!

    I encountered a picture of the steamer "Oregon" while reading a history of the Stone-Campbell churches. She was built by Rees, knocked down and re-assembled overseas, and...
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    Jim - this is some of the best stuff I've...

    Jim - this is some of the best stuff I've read on ol' steamboats.org! Be advised I'm going to print it and keep it as a "companion volume" to Captain Bates' book.

    Did Fred McCandless play...
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    A great tale indeed, Jim - thanks for telling...

    A great tale indeed, Jim - thanks for telling that story!
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    Regarding the middle photo - what is the...

    Regarding the middle photo - what is the location?
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    My "fit" would best be described, I suppose, as...

    My "fit" would best be described, I suppose, as "steamboat engineer wannabe".
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    Packet Trip Pictures

    Great pictures!

    Chief on this trip was Steve Mattingly. Striker was Tom Coursen. Wayne McDole fired the furnace.
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    "Belle" Packet Trip

    Captain Sanders - sorry I missed you, sir. I hope for better luck another time!
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    Having only Saturday free, I had to make a tough...

    Having only Saturday free, I had to make a tough decision. I elected to go to the Kentucky side and engage in the River Life Festival / "Belle" packet trip event. 'Twas a most pleasant day indeed! ...
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    Anxiously looking forward to this!

    Anxiously looking forward to this!
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