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Date: July 15, 2002 at 04:48:59
From: Judy Patsch, [spider-wn042.proxy.aol.com]
Subject: Re: The Captains Log Paddlewheel Removal?


Its removed 'whole', minus the pitmans. I've seen it
several times on the wharf and at the shipyard, and its
impressive. A little known fact: Capt. Mike as Mate
Mike was in charge of rebuilding that wheel in less
than a day several years ago when they hit the rocks in
the Rock Island Rapids and broke each bucket board. It
sure looked strange to see an unpainted paddlewheel as
she left Davenport, but it worked and as usual, Mike
got the job done............................


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