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Old 02-17-2009, 03:56 PM
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Default Today in History Capt. Fred Way Jr.

I noted the absence of this on the Today in History on the home page, but Feb. 17th is the birthday of Capt. Fred Way, Jr., to whom we owe so much for preserving and sharing river history with us. While we appreciated his efforts with the REFLECTOR at the time, it is even more appreciated today when the REFLECTOR no longer appears in our mailboxes regularly four times a year. Capt. Fred loved the river and loved to share it with us all. Those few of us on this board who were lucky enough to know Capt. Fred personally were truly enriched by this association, and those of you who came after his time still reap the benefits of his work and devotion to the river and to steamboating.
The photo was taken when I met the illustrious Capt. Way, at the 1978 S&D meeting. This was aboard the LIBERTY BELLE on our Saturday afternoon cruise. In addition to getting to hear Capt. Fred on that trip, C.W. had boxes of 'culls and throwaways' from his Rock Hill Photo out on tables on the second about steamboating heaven!!!!
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