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Date: January 16, 2003 at 08:51:00
From: Keith Norrington, [66.83.131.6.nw.nuvox.net]
Subject: Re: Things worth learning when aboard the Belle


Tuck, news about ALL steamboats is welcome on this site and it's good to read your firsthand views of working on the BELLE. Yes, people can really come up with some "good ones". I heard the "Would you turn down the calliope?" more times than I can count -- and I can recall many from the six summers I spent on the BELLE, but my favorites (keeping in mind that these took place on a 2 hour harbor cruise at Louisville)are:
"Will we see the arch at St. Louis on this cruise?"
"What time do we pass Cincinnati?"
"Was this the old sidewheeler J.S. Deluxe?" (as they stand viewing the churning sternwheel!)
"Is this the boat that raced the Robt. E. Lee?"
" Will we see where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers come together?"

When the Belle sank at the wharf in August,1997, I overheard a woman ask, "Will they have this fixed in time to go out on their afternoon cruise?" Through my tears that fateful, chaotic morning, I couldn't help but chuckle!!!
Keep up your reports from the wharf and thanks for your good work on the ol' BELLE. I hear glowing reports about you from your bosses! And it's obvious that you have been badly bitten by the steamboat bug and have muddy water flowing in your veins now!


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