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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-24-2008, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Alan Bates
How we loved baiting the ex-navy men when they...

How we loved baiting the ex-navy men when they asked, "Where is the head?" The reply was, "Downstairs at the front of the boat." When the deckhand on the bow was asked the same question he feigned...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-24-2008, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Alan Bates
Yes, Lil, river language began to die in...

Yes, Lil,
river language began to die in February, 1942, when the Coast Guard took over the Steamboat Inspection Service. "Cookhouse" was replaced with the insipid term "galley," which is what an...
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