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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-31-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Ted, we had a wonderful time with a great group...

Ted, we had a wonderful time with a great group of passengers. Captain Al always has a great itinerary planned, and working with his crew is absolutely a joy! One of the highlights was a group of...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
The report from Captain Finley last night was...

The report from Captain Finley last night was that when he went for his share of the ice cream, the only flavor left was the mocha chip. As I don't like coffee, I can't comment, although this, and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Judy, I asked Captain Finley when I was up in the...

Judy, I asked Captain Finley when I was up in the pilothouse where Captain Lee's bicycle was. There is certainly enough room for it! He laughed, and said it was in his room. Of course, Captain Lee...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Keith has prevailed upon me to post pictures of...

Keith has prevailed upon me to post pictures of the bell. Thanks to modern technology, I could zoom in on it, then get my beloved Mac to zoom in more. I know that Vic and Frank were down the day...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-14-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Reflector arrived!

And another gem it is! Outstanding articles by all--I've skimmed them all, not being able to resist a one. I will go back to read again, and again, for the excellent research and writing in this...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-01-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Travis, et. al, hold your horses! I by no means...

Travis, et. al, hold your horses! I by no means think the DQ is gone. I will NEVER think that, and you know it. Tall Stacks is in a year, and to jump through all the hoops to get her there would be...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-01-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Three overnight boats together

At this point, she has NO motive power. Both her boilers are down. She would have to be towed--a prohibitive expense. I can't see that it would be possible in any universe to have them replaced--even...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 05-29-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,091
What a wonderful work of love for these classic...

What a wonderful work of love for these classic boats! Thank you, Tom!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-18-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Gallows humor in tough times has saved many. I...

Gallows humor in tough times has saved many. I hear it is very hard out there, with every tug busy, and pilots like yourself in constant demand. The stress level must be incredible. What is already a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-16-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
We are lucky to live in an area so rich in...

We are lucky to live in an area so rich in steamboat history! Thanks to both of you for expanding on this wonderful collection of pictures. It really makes history come alive when you hear the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-15-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
1848 Cincinnati Riverfront Pictures

The Cincinnati Enquirer today published some photos from a collection taken in 1848. These were taken from the Kentucky shore, where the Newport Aquarium is today (actually, I know it as the BB...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-13-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,263
The Weather Channel today has the best...

The Weather Channel today has the best explanation of the spillway system I've yet seen in the national news: Spillways: Controlling the Lower Mississippi River - weather.com...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Captain Bob, you are right, but keep explaining...

Captain Bob, you are right, but keep explaining anyway. What you do is very important, and people need to know how much of this nation's economy depends on river navigation. I would give my River...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Captain Bob, I do get you about the ladder, but...

Captain Bob, I do get you about the ladder, but keep in mind, most of my life, I've been deathly afraid of heights! Seems I got cured the week I got to be watchman on the DQ. The first time I had to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
I am also interested in the answers to these...

I am also interested in the answers to these questions. Captain Bob, when are you going to take a ride with Ted? What an education!!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-09-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,097
At last, we are beginning to get some decent...

At last, we are beginning to get some decent national coverage on the history of the spillways. One of the networks had a brief segment of John Barry tonight. It's good to see that, so far, the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-08-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,263
Thanks for keeping us posted on this. I am...

Thanks for keeping us posted on this. I am utterly amazed at how little coverage this important story is getting. At least the Wall Street Journal printed an editorial by John Barry, author of Rising...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 05-06-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,007
Wesley, be sure to do what you would like to do...

Wesley, be sure to do what you would like to do when you visit--let them know you are a long-time steamboat fan, and would like to go places on the boat that a lot of casual people might not go. Of...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-03-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,116
. . . and a close-up of the "paper-clip" dock. I...

. . . and a close-up of the "paper-clip" dock. I have pictures I took in 2008 for several weeks as the waters rose, and it would be interesting to see what happens this season to all three of those...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-03-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,116
Man, oh, man--I am so jealous of #3 here . . .

Man, oh, man--I am so jealous of #3 here . . .
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
I posted this earlier on my Facebook wall, but if...

I posted this earlier on my Facebook wall, but if you haven't read the book, Rising Tide, by John M. Barry, get it. It is the story of the 1927 flood and its effect on society. Mr. Barry tells the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-02-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Please keep us posted. Today's other news will...

Please keep us posted. Today's other news will probably keep this out of the headlines, but for obvious reasons, I want to know about this!!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-01-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Ted, you are right. This is government land. You...

Ted, you are right. This is government land. You can farm or raise livestock, with the understanding that it may be lost if the spillway must be opened. It's a gamble--but any endeavor along the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-01-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
I've attached a map (not the greatest) of the...

I've attached a map (not the greatest) of the system, which shows the floodways and spillways. The press is referring to the New Madrid Floodway as Bird's Point. These floodways are not blown...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-16-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,031
Good to see some pics of my friends! What is...

Good to see some pics of my friends! What is Captain Lee up to these days?
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