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Forum: Steamboats & History 11-30-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Twenty-two Years...

Twenty-two years, today, and counting until eternity. Rest in peace, Cap'n Roddy...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-27-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Shipyard Sam
I see that two of my pictures have gotten an...

I see that two of my pictures have gotten an error remark and cannot be seen. Here's a link to my Rafter Clyde II Facebook page that contains there, and other, shots of the original rafter if various...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-27-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Shipyard Sam
The CLYDE..

That's exciting you're planning to build a model of the original 1870 sidewheel rafter, CLYDE., the first iron-hulled steamboat on the Upper Mississippi River. By 1875, the CLYDE. was converted from...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-02-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,961
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Ten Years and Still Counting....

Deborah Anne Fischbeck, best known as "Fish" has been gone ten years today....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-02-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,961
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Nine Short Years...

Deborah Anne Fischbeck, best known as "The Fish" has been gone none short years, today.

"Sometimes when the twilight's fading, in tune with the night wind's play, Will you think of Neptune's...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-26-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Skiffs...

Good for your appreciate of small wooden boats which, for ages, were everywhere on the Mississippi River System. But, regrettably, with very few exceptions, these once common craft have been replaced...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-14-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Rabbit Hash General Store Burns.

Saturday, 13 February 2016
Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

The Rabbit Hash General Store was a total loss after fire of unknown origin swept through the historic frame building that has been alongside the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-15-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,404
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Sixty Short Years...

The Fish would be sixty today... sounds like a long while, but 60 is just a moment in time.
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Reliving That Night....

For those who did not know Captain Roddy, this is generally what happen on that horrible night twenty-years ago, today:

Captain Roddy was, at the time, working on a casino boat in Baton Rouge,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-30-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Twenty Years Today.

My, how fast twenty years have passed, but Captain Roddy is still fresh in my memory.
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Lot of old-timers thought the ISLAND QUEEN had...

Lot of old-timers thought the ISLAND QUEEN had been resurrected.... I heard 'em say so.
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-14-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,476
Posted By Shipyard Sam
US Gunboat CAIRO.

The engines on the USS CAIRO are beautifully preserved in place aboard the historic Civil War gunboat at the Vicksburg National Military Park were designed by A. T. Merritt with a 22 inch bore with a...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-14-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Licking River Ramble

It was great seeing you, Captain Judd, at Three Mile Creek on the Licking. We had a grand time enjoying the beautiful autumn weather while the boats performed flawlessly. Next year we may try the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-27-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,144
Posted By Shipyard Sam
GCG Deck Chairs?

According to Larry Norris, nephew of the late Dorothy Frye, these canvas and wood deckchairs came off the GCG. They also look much like the chairs that were on the DELTA QUEEN when I started working...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-17-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shipyard Sam
I sent a message to Franz that the great photo of...

I sent a message to Franz that the great photo of Captain Tom Greene's TOM GREENE Band will not post..... I'll keep trying.
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-17-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Captain "Stogey" White on Drums.

Captain White was a friend of Captain Wagner's, and often came down to the DELTA QUEEN when I was working there in 1965... I may have met him earlier, I cannot recall, though I did see and speak to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,961
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Eight Years....

Eight swift years, today, have flown since Deborah "Fish" Fischbeck left this life. Fish love "Old Johnny Dew"... her favorite tune.

Sean's Dream Songs | ReverbNation...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-15-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,649
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Doc, then I, after he left in April 1970, had a...

Doc, then I, after he left in April 1970, had a regularly-scheduled program to present each day after lunch when the waiters cleaned up and reset the Orleans Room for the programs. A different...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-15-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,404
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Fish Would Be 59 Today...

Fish would have been 59 today. Miss you Deborah....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,649
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Doc Hawley and I were doing the so-called...

Doc Hawley and I were doing the so-called "riverlorian" or "river historian" gig years before as an additional duty aboard the DELTA QUEEN... I'm guessing that after Doc and I left the QUEEN they had...
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Any time around Roddy was a time for silly...

Any time around Roddy was a time for silly grins... except for one.
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-01-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By Shipyard Sam
"Just a moment in time". JH.

"Just a moment in time". JH.
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,680
Posted By Shipyard Sam
ADA & LOUISE

Perhaps they had no plans and were built the same way the old steamboats were constructed... by "eye" and "rule of thumb". That's the way the CLYDE. was built.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,748
Posted By Shipyard Sam
CLYDE.'s 2015 Calendar is paid for and we're...

CLYDE.'s 2015 Calendar is paid for and we're anxiously awaiting....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By Shipyard Sam
Absolutely...... Clerk it is.

Absolutely...... Clerk it is.
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