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Steve Huffman 10-29-2009 04:22 PM

Sternwheel steamboat on Delaware River
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Here's a link to a neat little steamboat named "SPLASH" on the Delaware River:
[url=]Delaware River Steamboat Floating Classroom[/url]

Frank X. Prudent 10-29-2009 04:52 PM

It looks to me as if she's the old SHAWNEE PRINCESS that use to operate at Grand Rapids, Ohio on the Maumee River. Many years ago I got to steer her. I'm glad that she is still operating, but what a shame Ohio let her get away!

Bill Judd 10-29-2009 07:37 PM

AS usual, Franks 100% right. He never misses. Tucker Marine, Cincinnati, built the boat in 1970, hull # 70-221. Now if Frank could solve the question on the Louisville levee that Keith asked, what is the towboat passing the wharf. I thought Jim or Alan would answer but to no avail.

Frank X. Prudent 10-29-2009 09:25 PM

Shucks, Cap, I'm at a real loss for words. And as far as the diesel towboat, I'm at a still bigger loss for words!

Originally the SHAWNEE PRINCESS had a shorter hull. Some time after I was on her she was lengthened with that "duckbill platypus" snout added on.

Steve Huffman 10-30-2009 11:14 AM

Does anyone have any other specs on this boat (current length, beam, steam engine specs, etc)? I'm just updating my files on the Shawnee Princess.

Steve Huffman 10-30-2009 03:49 PM

Found most of the info I was looking for on the Coast Guard vessel documentation web site:
Length: 58.7 ft
Breadth: 11.1 ft
Depth: 2.4 ft

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