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Date: December 12, 2002 at 08:04:37
From: Keith Norrington, [66.83.131.6.nw.nuvox.net]
Subject: Re: Ghosts


Sorry to say, I never saw Capt. Mary's ghost on the DQ, but I always hoped I would for she is someone I want to meet! During the time I was watchman on the DQ there were some strange sounds in the aft cabin lounge a few times and the feeling of a "presence" but I never actually saw anything. As everyone who has been on the DQ knows, there is hardly any feeling at all of motion on the boat. One night, in the wee hours, as I was making a round through the aft cabin, the doors near the purser's office began shaking and rattling in a strange way I never saw or heard again. It was rather unnerving and I could hardly wait to get back up to the pilothouse! When I reported on what happened, Capt. Harry Louden, the pilot on watch, said, "Oh, Keithy, it's probably just Ma Greene upset about something like the grocery bill!" As for Dale's account of almost being on the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant when it collapsed in December of 1967, I well recall the late Marguerite Hammett telling of also almost being a casualty. She had driven down to Marshall University to bring Roddy (then a student there) home for the holidays. They had crossed the bridge and were up the road a short distance enroute to Marietta when they heard on the car radio that the bridge had collapsed into the Ohio.


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