Steamboats.org Homepage  
  not logged in.
           forgot password?

steamer ALTON

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 142
Default

Thanks

The 1911 replica of the New orleans and the 1909 replica of the "Clermont" both had to meet the Coast Guard's safety codes of the day. Consequently, in the case of the 1909 boat it was built from bits and pieces of information that was found on the original 1807 Fulton steamboat, perhaps some of from the 1808 boat and upgraded to 1909 codes. From what I have found the naval architects had a great deal of difficulty in determining the exact design of the Clermont. Please read this account:

Building the Clermont for the 1909 Hudson Fulton Celebration .

I have done extensive Internet searches on both the 1807 Clermont and 1811 New Orleans. There is no conclusive information that either replica was grossly different than what the originals might have been.

I am of the opinion that in history there is a lot of reading between the lines in putting ink to paper no matter what the subject is. Much is based on recollection and influenced by personal biases. We can't change history only the accounts as they are written.

In closing I would like to say that I really enjoy and appreciate all comments as I am relatively new (4 years) to steamboats in comparison to most of you.

Regards,

Pete
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
excursion steamer COLUMBIA Judy Patsch Steamboats & History 4 01-17-2009 07:12 AM
Steamer Chateaugay Bill Judd Steamboats & History 4 09-19-2007 06:06 PM
In Memoriam - Mr. Robert K. Graul - Alton, Illinois Photographer & River Historian Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 0 09-04-2007 10:41 AM
steamer DS Schoenbrunn Carmen Steamboats & History 2 04-28-2007 11:13 AM
Steamer Albatross Jim Stolarski Steamboats & History 4 01-15-2007 11:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, 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