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Old 11-21-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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Default Admiral and President speed

Does anyone know what the top speed of Admiral and President would have been? I know that the hull on Admiral, having been a car ferry, wasn't built for speed, but on several occaisions it seemed as if the old gal could really get rolling. I suspect that President was designed with a much faster hull having been originally built for the Louisville-Cincinnatti trade.
Another question for Judy. I vaguely remember riding on a boat in NOLA sometime in the late 40's which I think had scape pipes and a wooden top deck which I think had tar sealing between the decking. This a very old memory since I was born in 1944, but for some reason I think it was a Streckfus boat and I think it was a sternwheeler. Any idea what boat?
Thanks.

Dan Maguire - St. Louis
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