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Forum: Steamboats & History 12-05-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,207
Posted By Ted Davisson
I was there and i remember...............................

Greetings From New Orleans ,

First of all , I was there and I remember all the good times , all the bad times , all the on board disasters , all the petty office politics , all the petty boat...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-05-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,542
Posted By Ted Davisson
Great News !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Good news , it is indeed ! When Mary and Fred were visiting me last week , she received the word that she and the other two others were officially hired but was told...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-04-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ted Davisson
Great Questions !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Tom , great questions and I appreciate your interest and if I don't answer them all to your satisfaction please let me know .

First of all , and on the ships , the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-04-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ted Davisson
" Manly Man Sutff "

Greetings From New Orleans ,

What a Great Line , yes it is very " Manly Man Sutff " !
No , Girly Man " Stuff " here !
Thanks for your input !
Smooth Sailing !
Ted Davisson
WA-4141
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ted Davisson
The Fragmentation Grenades Are..............................

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Tom , first of all , thanks for your interest and question concerning the
" Fragmentation Grenades " ! WOW ! What a great analogy ! I never thought of them in that...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ted Davisson
More Ship/Tug Maneuvering Pictures !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Just a few more ship/tug maneuvering pictures ! Hope you enjoy !

The first shot is of two " Smith " tugs turning me out of the Bunge grain elevator in Destrehan ,...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,750
Posted By Ted Davisson
The Third Riverlorian.....................................

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Last week I was visitied by two good old time river friends and steamboat shipmates and while they were here , the third and final Str. American Queen , riverlorian...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ted Davisson
Great Post !

Dale ,
Great Post ! I went to the web page that you posted and it ALL looked good ! In your opinion is one trip or cruise company more acomodateing or scenic than another ? What would you recommend...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-01-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ted Davisson
Good Question , Lexie !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Good Question , Lexie and all that I can tell you is that in the Navigation Department , Capt. John Sutton is the Str. American Queen's , Master and Port Captain and...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-01-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ted Davisson
More New Orleans Tug Boat Pictures !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Just a few more New Orleans Tug Boat Pictures !

The first shot is of the M/V Terrance Smith , partially sunk at her fleet below Algiers Point .

The second shot...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-30-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ted Davisson
Str. American Queen " Riverlorians " Hired !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Well , things are slowly but surely gearing up for the 2012' , Str. American Queen schedule with the hiring of three " Riverlorians " to serve , inform and to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-26-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,062
Posted By Ted Davisson
Great Article !

Frank ,
What a great and insightful article ! What a shame to see her in such a deplorable condition !
Do you think that there is any chance at all that she could be salvaged ?
You would think...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-26-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By Ted Davisson
Dressed For The Holidays !

Greetings From New Orleans !

Today I was assigned to a north bound Filipino ( yes that it is the correct spelling ) dry bulker , in ballast that was bound for the Zen Noah grain elevator , mile...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-23-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,750
Posted By Ted Davisson
Its My Understanding That ..................

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Lexie , its my understanding that the " Powers That Be " are now taking applications for the position of " River Lorian " and that three will be hired and the Str....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-22-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By Ted Davisson
Thanks , Tom ......

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Thanks , Tom , pleased to hear that you enjoy the pictures and hopefully as much as I enjoy taking them !

There are just so many photo opportunities out on the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-21-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By Ted Davisson
Just a few More Shots Of " The Big Easy " !

Greetings From New Orleans ,
Just a few more shots of " The Big Easy " !
The first shot is of an anchored ship in the New Orleans , General Anchorage , with the city in the back ground .
The...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By Ted Davisson
More " Big Easy " Shots !

Greetings From New Orleans ,
Just a few more " Big Easy " Shots !
The first shot is of a Moran ( formerly Rivco Tug ) tied up in the fore ground with the city in the back ground .
The second shot...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-21-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By Ted Davisson
Just A Few Shots Of " The Big Easy " !

Greetings From New Orleans ,
Just a few shots of " The Big Easy " from a perspective of the river !
The first shot is of a " North Bound " ship making Algiers Point .
The second shot is of a "...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Ted Davisson
The Str. A.J. Goddard

Greetings From New Orleans ,

This is a shot of the Str. A.J. Goddard , the " Ghost Ship " that ran the Klondike River during the Alaskan , Gold Rush .

The shot is from the National Geographic...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-18-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Ted Davisson
Carl & Bob , Great Stories !

Greetings From New Orleans !

Carl & Bob , great stories and Carl would you have access to or could tell us how to see those pictures ??

That story reminds me of one that Capt. Howard Tate told...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-16-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Ted Davisson
Going Aground ***** !

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Well , there is just no other way to say it other than " Going Aground Really ***** " !

Not only is it a major embarrassment within the entire maritime community...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Ted Davisson
Sometimes That Works & Sometimes It Doesn't !

Greetings From New Orleans !
Travis , sometimes that maneuver works and sometimes it simply does not !
Unfortunately , and I speak from experience that sometimes when you back your engines , the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-15-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ted Davisson
A Few Steamboat Collectibles !

Tom ,
I have in my possession a few things that you may be interested in .
Smooth Sailing !
Ted Davisson
WA-4141
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-15-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Ted Davisson
Tug Boat Dredging !

Greetings From New Orleans ,
Tom , thanks for your posting on this topic and although I have never participated in or witnessed the actual dredging of any body of water by a paddlewheel , I have...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-14-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,617
Posted By Ted Davisson
Fresh Water Allowance

Greetings From New Orleans ,

Bob , thanks for your thoughts and input on this topic but there is another issue that comes into play here as well .

Its my understanding there is anoyther factor...
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