Just got back from the Mississippi River Museum here with a great audio clip of Capt. Wagner describing how he hired the young Clarke Hawley on the AVALON in 1952. That, too, will be part of the Paddlin' Into the Past program. We're looking forward to seeing all our old river friends along with our new friends from the Message Board on July 1st. Tell your friends to come and support the Howard Museum and share in a great day of steamboatin' and reminiscing. It's gonna be great fun!!