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Jon Tschiggfrie 06-26-2007 03:59 PM

Paddlewheel at Fort Pitt Bridge
 
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Can anyone shed some light on this paddlewheel that was seen recently sitting below the Fort Pitt Bridge in Pittsburgh?

Bill Judd 06-26-2007 04:38 PM

Paddlewheel
 
That wheel is from the Str. Jason / Herbert E. Jones

Judy Patsch 06-26-2007 04:53 PM

...and isn't the AQ's whistle from that towboat?

inactive user 02 06-26-2007 05:16 PM

The whistle she came out with was from the Str. HERBERT E. JONES, on loan from Capt. Nelson Jones, Madison Coal and Supply Company. She currently carries a 3 chime brass whistle from Khalenberg. The whistle was installed aboard in 1999 and later dedicated her to her late Captain Lawrence Keeton.

Steve Huffman 06-26-2007 07:27 PM

Bill,
Who has the Jason's hull these days? I was thinking Madison Coal had it for a while with an A-frame lifting rig on it. It was listed for sale in a Waterways Journals a couple years ago.

Jon Tschiggfrie 06-26-2007 07:42 PM

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Not sure where I found this photo.... but I figure this constitutes fair use (educational).

David Tschiggfrie 06-26-2007 09:16 PM

Talk about taking a detour and coming in by the back door! I just read Jonathan's inquiry about the JASON's sternwheel at Pittsburgh, and recall being taken over to view the remains of that boat (which served as a "boatel" if memory serves correctly) back in 1968 or 69. Jimmy Swartzwelder took Gabe Chengery and myself out to see it while the DQ was in port that day. Somewhere in my slide files I have some slides of that day's outing. Strange thing is, Jonathan never mentioned this to me, and it wasn't until I read his posting that I made the connection! Isn't the internet and this message board wonderful? They have ways of bringing families together!

David Smith 06-29-2007 10:33 AM

While true that the wheel was last on the HERBERT E. JONES, it is actually the shaft that came out on the ALEXANDER MACKENZIE in 1939. The JONES ran through herself and broke her shaft, I think in 1954, and Amherst brought the laid up MACKENZIE to Port Amherst where they dismantled her, using the shaft and assorted parts to get the JONES going again.
To answer Steve's question, the JONES hull is at Tarentum, PA, in the fleet of R.J. Brown Towing Co., where she does serve as an A-frame. I was on her a couple of years ago, and it is in pretty good shape. Still welded on each side of the bow is "STR. HERBERT E. JONES".

bernd lorenzen 06-29-2007 10:54 AM

The crank looks big in comparison to the diameter of the wheel. Seems to me like the outer circle (and the bucket planks, of course) are not there anymore?!

Bernd

Richard Weisenberger 06-29-2007 11:06 AM

Identify the Whistle
 
[url]http://www.kahlenberg.com/airsteam.html[/url]
Is the the three bell chime on the bottom right of the webpage the same whistle? Click on the icon to hear it. The General Jackson carries one like it.


[QUOTE=Travis Vasconcelos;6315]The whistle she came out with was from the Str. HERBERT E. JONES, on loan from Capt. Nelson Jones, Madison Coal and Supply Company. She currently carries a 3 chime brass whistle from Khalenberg. The whistle was installed aboard in 1999 and later dedicated her to her late Captain Lawrence Keeton.[/QUOTE]


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