*Sacramento/Deep water port.*
Morning, Steamboating colleagues,
Thanks, Russ, for your posting. To add more to my above: The channelization of the Sacramento River now has the city up there a deep water port with fair sized freighters, cargo ships sailing up and down. large plants, refineries etc. I flew over in a plane looking down amazed.

I wouldn't go so far as to say the towns along the Sacramento aren't nice--but no way the scenery or interest we have on our Ohio, Mississippi, Illinois, Tennessee etc. etc. How this man I talked with thought they could milk out a 7 seven day cruise beyond me. Again, he gave no information on this 'plan' he discussed, how he was involved and I didn't ask any additional probing questions. No doubt he was sincere and we can't take away visions and plans people have. Yet, the sense of reality, expenses, feasibility was way over his head with steamboat romance. He was only one of several calls I had from California RE: these DQ projects. More on that in time.

R. Dale Flick
Old Coal Haven, Ohio River, Cincinnati.