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  1. Morning again all, The American Queen passed...

    Morning again all,

    The American Queen passed Rising Sun down bound about 9 pm yesterday Monday July 15 all lit up and looking grand. Anyone out there cruising on her?
  2. Cruising Down The (Ohio) River passing Rising Sun, Indiana

    Morning all,

    The Queen of the Mississippi passed down bound followed by the American Queen and the American Duchess upbound over the weekend. Looks like the cruse business is very active this...
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    Morning Jim, Thanks for sharing a great story...

    Morning Jim,

    Thanks for sharing a great story from when boats were made of wood and rivermen were mate of metal. Russ
  4. The Sun Still Risies At Rising Sun, Indiana over the beautiful Ohio River

    Morning all,

    This is the original survey laying out our town in 1814. Yes, the sunrise over the river is still beautiful.

    Keep your steam up!

    Russ Ryle
  5. Carmen, Thanks for the memories. Always enjoyed...

    Carmen, Thanks for the memories. Always enjoyed her passing our farm about dusk playing the steam piano with Captain Harry blowing a greeting for Rabbit Hash. Keep your steam up! Russ
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    Morning Josphine, Yep, agree with all of those...

    Morning Josphine,

    Yep, agree with all of those observations. Since I last updated this thread the Rising Sun ferry has closed a total of 17 days due to wind and high water. I have seen them out...
  7. Hi Bob, Yep, my wife and I are active in our...

    Hi Bob,

    Yep, my wife and I are active in our local EAA Chapter 650 young eagles project, open houses, and any other good excuses to hang out at an airport. We have worked with the touring Ford...
  8. Marketing river travel to our next generation.

    Morning all,

    I have seen three groups of what looked to be scouts or school classes or similar folks being given a tour of the Rising Sun ferry when docked on the Indiana shore so far this spring....
  9. Just read with pleasure the March 2019 S&D...

    Just read with pleasure the March 2019 S&D Reflector article by Phillip Johnson "Steamer Delta Queen Update" She is still a long way from the call, "all aboard that's coming aboard, all ashore...
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    All are great books to have on your library...

    All are great books to have on your library shelf. May I suggest adding "Life on the Mississippi" by Samuel L. Clements better known as Mark Twain. Great first hand account of the supposedly "good...
  11. Thanks, Bob. 1946 IRR shows her Ward built in...

    Thanks, Bob. 1946 IRR shows her Ward built in 1929 steam converted to diesel in 1948. Do you know when your photo was taken? Russ
  12. Morning Bob and Bill and all, Thanks for the...

    Morning Bob and Bill and all,

    Thanks for the info. I remember seeing the Price back in the mid 1960's. The 1949 IRR list the Geo. T. Price as being build by Ward as a diesel in 1925. Keep your...
  13. re: Strolling across the Ohio River Ice of 1918 Rising Sun, IN to Rabbit Hash, KY

    Not exactly what today's winter cruising brochures advertise; but, I am sure it was a memorable experience for those who made the trip. Taken from Rising Sun, Indiana looking over to Rabbit Hash, KY...
  14. re: Strolling across the Ohio River Ice of 1918 Rising Sun, IN to Rabbit Hash, KY

    Not exactly what today's winter cruising brochures advertise; but, I am sure it was a memorable experience for those who made the trip. Taken from Rising Sun, Indiana looking over to Rabbit Hash, KY...
  15. Ohio River c1945 Can you identify this towboat downbound at Rising Sun, Indiana

    Interesting post card from August 8, 1945 with text documenting the war is over (WW II). Can someone help with the identification of this old towboat pushing what looks to be peritoneum1046510466? ...
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    Morning Bill and all, Where can I find the...

    Morning Bill and all,

    Where can I find the video? Looking up the Cyprus on wiki I see she is the second to carry that name. I take it this Cyprus is the new one? Keep your steam up! Russ
  17. Morning Judy and all, Thanks for the info. It...

    Morning Judy and all,

    Thanks for the info. It is what I was looking for. Keep you steam up! Russ

    PS: for shipyard Sam - I am unable to open yo9ur private message? Email me using the address...
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    Morning friends, Anyone operating a stern...

    Morning friends,

    Anyone operating a stern wheeler today with this type of crank configuration need a spare? Which boats would this work on?
  19. Morning Dale and all, Yep, Us steamboat folks...

    Morning Dale and all,

    Yep, Us steamboat folks have to be a glut-ten for punishment with a false sence of economic value as basic requirements. It takes dedication more than common sense to keep...
  20. Is there a resource that documents the changes...

    Is there a resource that documents the changes made to the DQ over time? I know there is for her original conversion to inland river operations but how about from then to today? Cabin layouts have...
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    Video of Barges Hitting McAlpine Dam. WAVE...

    Video of Barges Hitting McAlpine Dam.

    WAVE channel 3 has posted the following report including video of the tow getting away.
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    Morning Bill and all, News report is that one...

    Morning Bill and all,

    News report is that one barge is under a roller at the McAlpine Dam with speculation it could impair control of water level. Now only one barge afloat of the nine on the dam.
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    Hi Bill and all, Looks like I have the honor...

    Hi Bill and all,

    Looks like I have the honor of making the first post in this new year. Thanks to you, and Judy, for the education.

    Hope we do not see a repeat of the 1968(?) incident down at...
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    Thanks, Judy and Bill, and Bob (let's see your...

    Thanks, Judy and Bill, and Bob (let's see your 500 words). Makes sense to me.

    River at Cincinnati back down below 40 feet. Markland running daylight hours but no real big tows. No news on the...
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    Hi Bob, Yep, now another question from a non...

    Hi Bob,

    Yep, now another question from a non pilot. What is an "out draft"? I think all of the incidents were above the dams yet the out flow would be below the dams? What am I missing here?
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