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Forum: Steamboats & History 09-07-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By Dan Back
River books

It will be a combination of both. The books will be in their rare book library which is open to anyone. However they can only be used within the library and not checked out. Initially they will be...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-07-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By Dan Back
I found a worthy home for my book collection. I...

I found a worthy home for my book collection. I am donating them to the Kent Library at South East Missouri State university in Cape Girardeau. They will be placed in their rare book library and be...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-14-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Dan Back
Fred Way S&d reflector article

Does anyone happen to remember which edition of the reflector has the bio of Fred way in it folding his death?
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By Dan Back
I have found a home for my river book collection....

I have found a home for my river book collection. What I need now is help finding an appraiser for the collection. Any ideas?

Dan
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-28-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By Dan Back
River History Book Collection

To begin these books are not for sale. I am looking for recommendations of a not for profit organization that I could donate them to.

I have been collecting River History books for over 20 years....
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-11-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dan Back
The date of the bi-centennial event is October...

The date of the bi-centennial event is October 2013.
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-11-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dan Back
Vevay still has the wine festival every August.

Vevay still has the wine festival every August.
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-10-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dan Back
River celebration ideas needed

The town of Vevay Indiana is planning their Bi-Centennial. One of the focus areas is the river. They are seeking ideas for events. Their mission statement is to highlight the past, focus on the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,777
Posted By Dan Back
Models aboard the AQ. I looked back at my...

Models aboard the AQ.

I looked back at my photos of the AQ in 1996. There was a model of the Delta Queen and a model of the J. M. White. Where are those models?
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-23-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,490
Posted By Dan Back
United States and America Documents We have...

United States and America Documents

We have the last Enrollment, Inspectors Certificate and License Of Vessel Above 20 Tons For The United States And America boats when they collided. Very...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-23-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,165
Posted By Dan Back
More info if interested. The booklet...

More info if interested.

The booklet contains the names of all individuals and corporations involved in 1911 boat. If interested I will post more.
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-23-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,165
Posted By Dan Back
constructed by the Elizabeth Marine Ways Company ...

constructed by the Elizabeth Marine Ways Company

SHOULD AID WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT.
The New Orleans was constructed by the Elizabeth Marine Ways Company at Elizabeth on the Monongahela...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-23-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,165
Posted By Dan Back
DESCRIPTION OF 1911 BOAT We have the...

DESCRIPTION OF 1911 BOAT

We have the original program from the 1911 new orleans in our Life on the ohio River museum in Vevay indiana.

DESCRIPTION OF NEW BOAT'
The New Orleans is, as...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Back
A Modern Power Plant Built from Old Designs ...

A Modern Power Plant Built from Old Designs
The Mississippi Queen is propelled by a traditional stern paddlewheel about 35 feet wide and 25 feet in diameter. Constructed of 20-foot oak beams,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-18-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Back
The Queen will be propelled by a traditional...

The Queen will be propelled by a traditional stern paddlewheel turned by horizontal, tandem compound, condensing steam engines similar to some used aboard the last steam towboats built in the 1930s...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-18-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Back
Porter Supplies 7,500 Gallons of Paint With...

Porter Supplies 7,500 Gallons of Paint
With more than 1,800 tons of steel used to construct the Mississippi Queen, each piece had to be precoated by an inorganic zinc coating supplied by Porter...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Back
World's Largest and Loudest Calliope The...

World's Largest and Loudest Calliope
The $36,000 calliope aboard the Mississippi Queen is the world's largest and loudest, containing 44 notes with a range of nearly 5 miles.
The calliope, a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-17-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Back
MQ Trivia

I have received permission from the waterways Journal to quote from the publication saluting the launch of the Mississippi Queen.

Does anyone have an idea as to how much paint was used on the MQ...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-14-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,443
Posted By Dan Back
Prized possession

I found a SPECIAL SALUTE TO THE MISSISSIPPI QUEEN FOR A SUCCESSFUL VOYAGE publication in a book store in Biloxi several years ago.

It was produced by the waterways journal as a way for all of the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-14-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By Dan Back
Google earth has a feature that allows you to...

Google earth has a feature that allows you to look at previous images. It is a small clock at the top of the page. You can click on the arrows and look at a scene over time. do this for New...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-14-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By Dan Back
AQ found

The Aq can be seen on google earth coordinates 30-01'26.82 N and 94-00'04.14 W. She is tied off to 4 ships not far from shore.

The river explorer is just west tied off to a group of barges.
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-13-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,777
Posted By Dan Back
AQ questions

1. Where exactly is the AQ now.
2. Are there any pictures floating around of her tied up in storage?
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By Dan Back
I have the book. I also could find no reference....

I have the book. I also could find no reference. It appears he was only licensed for the Mississippi.
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-07-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By Dan Back
Samuel Clemens pilot career

I am doing some research on Samuel Clemens steamboat career. I have found a list of all the boats he worked on. What i am wondering is; did Samuel Clemens ever pilot or cub on the Ohio River?
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,011
Posted By Dan Back
That is what I thought. Both flags are shredded...

That is what I thought. Both flags are shredded and full of soot.
We are doing a historic flag display at the Switzerland County Historical Society Museum and we wanted to include these flags. One...
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