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Old 03-09-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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Default Ralph Law Steamboat Paintings Available

Mrs. Marie Groffel, of St. Louis, has asked me to convey that she has two Ralph Law paintings available for sale. The subjects are the Eagle Packet Company steamboats BALD EAGLE and SPREAD EAGLE. Marie is asking $2500. per painting, but is also amenable to negotiating a price with the right buyer. Serious inquiries can be phoned to Marie at 314.469.0704.

Marie is the widow of John Groffel, a St. Louis businessman who purchased the Str. MISSISSIPPI at auction from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1963. He also partnered with the late Arthur Krato in owning the RIVER QUEEN, formerly the CAPE GIRARDEAU/GORDON C. GREENE. After a brief stint as a tourist attraction opposite Hannibal, Missouri, Groffel sold the MISSISSIPPI in 1966 to Frank Pierson who took her back to St. Louis to become the BECKY THATCHER. The RIVER QUEEN sank above the Eads Bridge in December, 1967 and was scrapped in early 1968 after salvage attempts proved futile.
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