My postings here, and on FaceBook, were never intended to be directed toward crew. Geeze, if anybody kept Steamboatin' alive for our enjoyment, it was obviously the crew.

Debbie and I are well aware of the unfortunate present circumstances of quite a bit of the former crew. It has also been suggested that being a passenger, I could never understand what the present non-cruising of the boats means to crew...maybe...not sure I buy that...

My posting was directed toward people, posters on this forum, that financially could "support" the boats, have said repeatedly that they will support the DQ when she "comes back out" (this being pre-Chattanooga), chastise others for not doing enough or doing the "wrong" thing, then, sadly, do nothing themselves toward helping the ol' gal...shame on them...

Travis, as I told you on FaceBook AND above, my post was not directed at you...I sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding...