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Forum: Steamboats & History 10-27-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Keith Norrington
In 1988, I had the unique opportunity to roam all...

In 1988, I had the unique opportunity to roam all over the retired steam towboat MAMIE S. BARRETT (built at Howards in 1921), then being utilized as a restaurant at Vicksburg. At the stern of the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-15-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Keith Norrington
I remember Danny Lee from the 1978 season aboard...

I remember Danny Lee from the 1978 season aboard the DQ. I have a good picture he took of Capt. C.S. Ware and me, standing on the stage at St. Louis, with the Gateway Arch in the background.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-28-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Keith Norrington
Thanks Jimmy! That photo of C.W. and Marijane...

Thanks Jimmy! That photo of C.W. and Marijane aboard the GOLDEN EAGLE was taken in 1941, after the boat sank (the first time) at Chester, Illinois. When the image (taken by Richard Lemen) was...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-28-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Keith Norrington
A Centennial Observance

A whistle salute to the memory of Capt. C.W. Stoll, who would be 100 YEARS OLD today!

C.W. passed away in December, 2001 at the age of 85. The Howard Steamboat Museum is honored to house his...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-26-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By Keith Norrington
I have been through four big folders of material...

I have been through four big folders of material concerning the J.M. WHITE. Not a word could I find regarding the whistle!
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-23-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By Keith Norrington
In 1987 Capt. Fred Way generously presented me...

In 1987 Capt. Fred Way generously presented me with the 7 foot model he built of the J.M. WHITE in 1937. It had been relegated to a dusty basement storage room after being on display for many years...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-17-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By Keith Norrington
Thanks Jerry! I'll check on the Kouns' timetable...

Thanks Jerry! I'll check on the Kouns' timetable and let you know.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-14-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By Keith Norrington
Many thanks to all for the birthday greetings! ...

Many thanks to all for the birthday greetings! Considering that I first visited the HSM in 1963 at age 9 (53 years ago!) and was volunteering as a tour guide under the tutelage of Mrs. Loretta...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-06-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By Keith Norrington
Jon: I did an "Old Boat Column" in The Waterways...

Jon: I did an "Old Boat Column" in The Waterways Journal some time ago on the NEW SOUTH. I agree with you that's the steamboat in this image.
"Uncle Keith"
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-21-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By Keith Norrington
Indeed, Keenon was a loyal friend to the Howard...

Indeed, Keenon was a loyal friend to the Howard Steamboat Museum from its establishment in 1958. We are honored to display his wonderful steamboat models, of which he was so justifiably proud. ...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-12-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By Keith Norrington
Another River Historian Departs...

Just received news of the passing, on March 13, of Susan Howarth Eastman, of Alton, Illinois, at age 79, after a long illness. Sue was a wonderful historian and author. She taught history classes...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-06-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 784
Posted By Keith Norrington
Another Steamboat Buff Passes...

Among our visitors to the Howard Steamboat Museum this week was the granddaughter of river enthusiast Louis "Louie" DeCar, of Madison, Indiana. Sadly, she told me that Louie passed away on February...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-16-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By Keith Norrington
River Historian in Drydock

Just a note that Chuck Parrish, retired historian for the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and friend to countless "river people", is hospitalized and recovering from emergency...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-12-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,125
Posted By Keith Norrington
Luke, I know exactly of what you speak! Some of...

Luke, I know exactly of what you speak! Some of John's first correspondence with me in the early 1970s was done on those 3x5 cards. One time he started a "letter" on cards and finished it on a...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-09-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,125
Posted By Keith Norrington
And a HAPPY MARDI GRAS to you, Miz Patsch, and to...

And a HAPPY MARDI GRAS to you, Miz Patsch, and to ALL on this forum! It's a COLD and dreary day with snow flurries here on the Ohio at the Howard Steamboat Museum. No visitors yet today, but we've...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-08-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,125
Posted By Keith Norrington
When I was on the BELLE in the 1970s her radio...

When I was on the BELLE in the 1970s her radio call was WF 6270.
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-26-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By Keith Norrington
Sorry, but I do not have a copy in my collection....

Sorry, but I do not have a copy in my collection. Neither does the Howard Steamboat Museum. My suggestion would be to contact the Inland Rivers Library at Cincinnati, where quite a number of Alan's...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-01-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Keith Norrington
A long and two shorts of the whistle in tribute...

A long and two shorts of the whistle in tribute to Doc's milestone birthday today. What a privilege it is to be counted amongst his countless friends on the river and elsewhere. I have known Doc...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,200
Posted By Keith Norrington
Henrietta Uxa was the longtime piano player...

Henrietta Uxa was the longtime piano player aboard the GOLDEN EAGLE and Hortense "Horty" Wilder was the hostess. The late Marga Finger, who was aboard that fateful night in 1947 when the "GOLDIE"...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-05-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Keith Norrington
Thank you. The new website will not include the...

Thank you. The new website will not include the gift shop. It was too complicated to maintain. And, many of the books and other items are no longer available.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-03-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Keith Norrington
NEW website for Howard Steamboat Museum

Although there are still some "tweaks" to be made, the Howard Steamboat Museum has a NEW website! The new site is the product of the 2015 senior class of the Purdue University Computer Graphics...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-16-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Keith Norrington
Thanks very much for the kind wishes!

Thanks very much for the kind wishes!
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,367
Posted By Keith Norrington
Thanks, Judy, for your "virtual tour" of our...

Thanks, Judy, for your "virtual tour" of our beloved DELTA QUEEN. The images are wonderful! Wish I could have been with you to hear Capts. Doc and Mike reminisce about the "good old days" and speak...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,200
Posted By Keith Norrington
In an old scrapbook I found a clipping from The...

In an old scrapbook I found a clipping from The Waterways Journal concerning Capt. Stogie White's death on Tuesday, July 26, 1966. He suffered a fatal heart attack at 2:00 PM., as he sat at his...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,200
Posted By Keith Norrington
Bob, I will check my archives and see what I...

Bob, I will check my archives and see what I might have on Capt. Stogie White. Bill Judd and Dale Flick certainly can offer firsthand remembrances, having known him personally. I seem to recall...
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