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Forum: Steamboats & History 12-04-2006, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Alan: I was off watch and taking a nap at the...

Alan: I was off watch and taking a nap at the time, so I missed the "light show" spectacle described by others. I've heard another story involving lightning and one of the Streckfus excursion boats...
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-04-2006, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Travis: Yep, that was in '78 and one of the...

Travis: Yep, that was in '78 and one of the first persons to report the incident in the Texas Lounge to me was Capt. C.S Ware, DQ pilot, who said, in his delightful southern drawl, "Well you missed...
Forum: Steamboats & History 12-04-2006, 08:26 AM
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Views: 10,082
Posted By Keith Norrington
Travis: One afternoon during the sing-a-long in...

Travis: One afternoon during the sing-a-long in the Texas Lounge on the DQ, a severe storm came up and lightning struck the first flag pole just aft of the pilothouse on the port side. Vic Tooker...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-29-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Judy: That looks like Capt. Tommy Utter on the...

Judy: That looks like Capt. Tommy Utter on the left. He and Harris often alternated as pilots on the BELLE during the season. Capt. Tommy was affectionately known as "Capt. Blue Eyes". His...
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-29-2006, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Keith Norrington
Although I only met Capt. Paul Underwood a few...

Although I only met Capt. Paul Underwood a few times, I knew Capt. Harris very well. As Alan said, he was a true southern gentleman by every definition. He was from the "old school" and I've...
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