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Old 09-18-2007, 01:15 PM
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Default Steamer Chateaugay

A recent post by Tien-Lun Yao and a follow up by Pete Baker got my curiosity up. How did the Chateaugay get to Lake Winnipesaukee ? The answer sort of ties in to the Str. President's future. Take a good look at the photo in that other post of the Chateaugay and you will see it's no small craft. Actually 240 x 35. The new owner, a Capt. Lavallee cut her up into twenty (20) sections and loaded her onto rail cars for the 159 mile trip to her new home and put her back together, installed new Herreshoff boilers and engines and "viola, born again". Remenber this was an iron hull, not steel so it was a tough task. Capt. Lavalle was called "crazy" a man who " had lost his senses" but he saw it become a successful reality. Hope for the President, who knows. Maybe Pete Baker can fill in more facts.
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