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Steamboats in Point Pleasant 2006 PICTURES!

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Old 10-19-2006, 10:18 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Point Pleasant, WV
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Default Steamboats in Point Pleasant 2006 PICTURES!

Hello everyone,

I have put together some pics of this years steamboat visits to Point Pleasant, WV.

The first boat in was the Delta Queen as she made several stops here at Point, and then about a week ago, the Mississippi Queen made two stops.

Here are the pictures with comments about certain ones. Just click the link and it will show you the pic that is hosted on the internet. ;)

Delta Queen first...
Arrived at the wharf to see the boat!
Mary was onboard as the Riverlorian, and I got to meet her, and come aboard! Thanks Mary! :)
While on the wing bridge of the DQ, I took a photo of the "Dirk Taylor". A towboat I grew up one, the first boat I had ever been aboard, and steered. There has been many times I have been aboard this boat taking pictures of the Delta Queen. Oh... how the tables have turned! :D
Captain Schultz was nice enough to let me come up into the pilothouse of the DQ. This was the first time I had ever been in the wheelhouse of a real steamboat! Thanks Captain Schultz! :)
We had a long talk about being a river pilot, and Captain Schultz gave me alot of advice on reaching my goal. "Picture of him checking the rudders and steam engines"
Northbound towboat from inside the DQ's wheelhouse
What a view!
Off the boat, and now watching her depart
Delta Queen

Thanks again for letting me aboard the DQ Mary! It was great to see everything from the steam engines, and calliope to the wheelhouse!

Mississippi Queen pictures
Mississippi Queen
Navigation crew on the wing bridge
side view of the MQ
Ashland downbound
Approaching railroad bridge
Mississippi Queen
Mississippi Queen leaving the area

I saw the MQ on the downbound as well
Departing Point headed down river
MQ topping around about ready to head down through the Silver Memorial Highway bridge.
Nice picture... would make a good desktop background
Cya next year! :)

Thanks for looking,


I have many Tall Stacks pics from 06... will post them soon.

If anyone wants the high res version of any of these pics, please email me at
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