After reading and re-reading both postings I wonder if the early departure was due to traffic or other navigation issues. A hasty departure might not allow enough time to build up steam for anything more than a "feeble" whistle and would certainly not seem to be adequate for the strong calliope sounds we like to hear. Just sayin' since I don't have a "Captain" or "Engineer" title in front of my name. Hope someone gives us an expert answer.

We sure look forward to following her again when she gets a little further down river.