not logged in.
           forgot password?

"River Ramblings" Program Series at Howard Steamboat Museum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-31-2007, 09:32 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the "Beautiful Ohio" at New Albany, Indiana, opposite Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 2,078

When I first was on the BELLE in the early 1970's, Capt. Roddy Hammett did the same thing in painting the stacks of wooden life floats that were still aboard. He painted the top one in diagonal red, white and blue, with a fouled anchor between the hand holes. Some of them were thrown overboard during teen dances and after the Coast Guard decreed these could no longer be used, they all were stored over on the wharfboat RENOWN. Little by little they disappeared, being used for things like planks to walk across during high water in the days when the boat was at Cox Park. During the flood in the spring of '72, the planks stretched all the way out to River Road so the crew didn't have to wade in the mud that covered the parking area.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Footlights Afloat" Program at Howard Steamboat Museum Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 10 08-24-2007 07:42 AM
Steamboat in the movie "The Yearling" Steve Huffman Steamboats & History 5 01-29-2007 08:57 AM
"River Ramblings" Program Series at Howard Steamboat Museum Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 0 01-18-2007 03:36 PM
10/16/06-news "Ship, vessel crash on Mississippi River" Pete Sisak River Talk & Cruises 1 10-17-2006 07:53 AM
Steamboat "Fort Towson" ca 1840's James Morgan Steamboats & History 8 09-30-2006 12:38 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.
Bookmark and Share