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Old 11-04-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Well I sat tight and waited for what some of the "old timers" like Bates might have to say, but no response. There were a lot of Mississippi-Ohio river system boats with just ONE stack. The famous JAMES RUMSEY of Wards was a single stacker. The Howard yard built a whole slew of single stackers, the MERCURY, VENUS,MARS, for the USACE Howards built the NAUVOO, ARKANSAS II, CHICOT, TALLULAH. In my time there was the WM. LARIMER JONES, TITAN, VESTA, HENRY A LAUGHLIN, the big sternwheeler CHAMPION COAL and don't forget the 21 big DPC's. The list goes on and on. I think we just conjure up the river boats with two stacks in our minds, just like the thought of how romantic it must have been. Both thoughts wrong!!
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