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Forum: Steamboats & History 09-28-2009, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Tom Schiffer
David: Yes, MISSIE is the old MIKTOO. At least...

David: Yes, MISSIE is the old MIKTOO. At least that is what was on her when I bought her from Joe Hepsworth who, in turn had bought her in Wisconcin. There was the name HOLT on the trailer and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-26-2009, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Tom Schiffer
Glenn: I became interested in having a steam...

Glenn: I became interested in having a steam launch in 2000, when I retired. I would have given anything reasonable to get info about them. There were NO steam launches in the Greater Cincinnati...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-23-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Tom Schiffer
Glenn: I have located a fellow member of the...

Glenn: I have located a fellow member of the North American Steamboat Association in Kingwood, TX. This should be fairly close to Spring, TX. These members are mostly but not all,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-22-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,534
Posted By Tom Schiffer
Glen: Bob's note triggered my thinking that...

Glen: Bob's note triggered my thinking that there might be a member of the NA Steamboat Association near you. Give me your address, and I will try to locate someone near you. Bob is correct that...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-22-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,534
Posted By Tom Schiffer
Glenn: Sounds like your first order of business...

Glenn: Sounds like your first order of business is to put a "squeeze" on the boiler as we used to call it. Gag or remove and blank the safety valve opening in the boiler and pump water into the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Tom Schiffer
Glenn: What are the hurdles to get over to get...

Glenn: What are the hurdles to get over to get her to run on steam? I wondered if the boat in Modern Steam Launches was yours. Mitchell was a force in the trade while he lived and his influence is...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-30-2009, 08:21 PM
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Views: 11,534
Posted By Tom Schiffer
Glen: Glad to hear that you were the successful...

Glen: Glad to hear that you were the successful bidder on the stern-wheeler. It looks to be a fun machine. I, too, am the owner of not one, but two steam launches; one 20' long fired by propane...
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