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Date: January 17, 2003 at 12:38:07
From: Judy Patsch, [cache-rm04.proxy.aol.com]
Subject: Re: A Quickie about Jimmy Carter/Pilot the DQ


The Dam! incident was in '82. I believe as far as the
DQ Co. goes, the MQ sinking 12/12/85 was the final blow
for passengers in pilothouses, as the Master(long gone
from the company) was apparently paying more attention
to his visitor than to navigating. And of course, since
then Coast Guard regulations have stiffened too. There
is an unnamed steamboat in the NOLA harbor which still
has guests in the pilothouse though. I have been
privileged to steer and turn her many times, but have
never made a departure or landing. There are at least
2 people in her pilothouse at all times who could
handle her in an emergency, which I wish all boats
did(including the towboats).


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