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Date: January 23, 2003 at 10:44:29
From: Keith Norrington, [66.83.131.6.nw.nuvox.net]
Subject: Re: Steamboat fuels - the steamer AVALON / GORDON C. GREENE


Frank: Thanks for filling in the needed technical information. Being the son of a steamboat engineer, I knew you'd have the answer! Yeah, the AVALON inherited more than a few things from the GORDON C. GREENE. I have an old cork life vest from the GORDON, also stamped (after early 1950's) with STR. AVALON. There was always "controversy" about the engineroom telegraph (at least the pilothouse end) because it has TWO handles and TWO faces and all the photos of the one on the GORDON show it as having only ONE handle and ONE face. When the boat sank as the RIVER QUEEN at St. Louis, the telegraph (the one handled one) was rescued by the late Benton Duhme who, with a friend, went out to the wreck in a small boat and went into the pilothouse! Even Judy and I would NOT attempt such a thing! Anyway, the true origin of the telegraph on the BELLE is a mystery! Somewhere, I have a photo of the AVALON and GORDON alongside each other at Owensboro during the transfer of the boilers and other haberdashery.


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