Steamboats.org Homepage  
  not logged in.
           forgot password?

Streckfus Str. WASHINGTON on the Ohio

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 390
Default

Annie Blum here. There is one last thought I want to add but I was in Marietta and it didn't get written.

Judy is quite right about the ability to stand at one end of the Admiral and see straight through to the other end. This was most evident in the pilothouse. It was exhilarating to sit on the lazy back bench or, if you were lucky, next to the pilot, especially as the boat was making her turn at the beginning of the trip.

During the process of stearing, the pilot would sometimes turn and visually check clear back to the stern. I inquired about this one time and was told that, "With a boat this long like a kite you have to look every once in a while to make sure that the stern end is going the same place the bow end is."

Bob, thank you for your nice comment and thank you all for the chance to share good memories.
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
S.S. Chateaugay --> S.S. Mt. Washington Pete Baker Steamboats & History 2 01-31-2010 06:44 AM
Sidewheeler Mt. Washington - Winnepesaukee Pete Baker Steamboats & History 4 03-26-2009 09:41 PM
Mount Washington Simon Hurdley Steamboats & History 5 12-31-2007 03:00 PM
Capt. Roy Streckfus Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 0 06-29-2007 02:03 PM
The Commodore, John Streckfus Judy Patsch River Talk & Cruises 3 10-13-2006 03:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 AM.


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