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Date: January 14, 2003 at 06:27:52
From: Keith Norrington, [66.83.131.6.nw.nuvox.net]
Subject: Re: FOUND! The Gordon C. Greene!


Gordon, the hull of the GCG has been regularly coming "out for air" over the years since her 1967 sinking and, on several oocasions, has been pictured in national AP news photos. I have several folders of news clippings and photos about the sinking -- and there were numeorus problems between the owners of the boat and the city of St. Louis about the removal of the wreck. The superstructure (or what was left of it) was torn up by a large crane with a wrecking ball. Much of the wreckage floated away during high water. There was always talk that the hull should be removed as well, but it never happened -- much to the delight of steamboat enthusiasts who make pilgrimages to the St. Louis levee to pay homage to the revered steamboat. Capt. C.W. Stoll gave me several transom windows from the boat which he dug out of the mud on the wharf. The smokestacks were lying there too, but he said they wouldn't fit into his car trunk!


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