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    Happy 79th, CCH!

    While he isn't a steamboat, he is certainly the ultimate 'Steamboats and History' we have today: Capt. Clarke Campbell Doc Hawley is celebrating his 79th birthday today. Celebrating probably isn't the word, more like observing or even ignoring, but at any rate, today is his natal day. Lunch at Galatoire's on Bourbon St. will most certainly be on his agenda at some point this weekend, and of course he'll be playing the NATCHEZ' calliope on Sunday morning. I've been listening to his calliope music since 1952 and have been privileged to know him since 1978, was able to work on his NATCHEZ crew for 11 years, and have spent many a mealtime with him at such fine New Orleans establishments such as Ruby Reds, Deanies, Port of Call and Rocky and Carlo's - not exactly 5 star tourist eateries! So even though he is not connected to this medium, here's to a great day for our "Old Man River" who is still young at heart!
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    Happy Birthday to a River Legend!

    A busy Friday at the Howard Steamboat Museum culminated on a high note --that being a phone chat with Capt. Doc Hawley, observing his 79th natal day in New Orleans today -- and basking in the glow of many cards and telephone calls from his countless friends along the rivers! We laughed and reminisced for the better part of an hour! Doc is greatly looking forward to being here for the Belle's Centennial Celebration in October and visiting with everyone.

    Be sure to mark your calendars for his talk, "The Lady was a Tramp", recounting his career on the Str. AVALON, at the HSM on Saturday, October 18th at 3:00 PM! Admission is $5 per person.

    Meanwhile, a stentorian steam calliope rendition of "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to my dear friend and steamboat mentor of 48 years. May he long keep rollin' on the river!
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      Greetings from Mile 579 UMR

      Another Birthday Greeting to Capt. Doc Hawley from up on the summertime route of the steamer AVALON on the Upper Mississippi. Doc recently sent the attached photo of the boat arriving at Parkersburg for a Moonlite in June 1961, the same evening that Roddy Hammett had chartered her at St. Marys for a morning school trip. Doc and Capt. Wagner invited him to ride on down to Parkersburg after that trip, and that did it. He was hooked for good.

      Doc had hoped the Reflector could use this photo in our giant September BELLE Centennial issue, but alas, it was already loaded down to the guards with nearly 250 photos, and we just couldn't shoe horn it in! However, as it's a dandy shot, Jonathan and Dad will make sure it's included in our video show at Howard Museum on Sunday afternoon, October 19.

      And so, Jonathan, Debbie and I want to offer another birthday salute on the whistle and on the Nichol calliope to the river's undisputed steamboat historian and personality, friend and mentor.
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        "River Ramblings" - DOUBLE HEADER this year!

        Indeed, as Dave mentioned, the Dubuque duo / father-son steamboat buff team will be presenting "PADDLIN' INTO THE PAST" at the Howard Steamboat Museum on Sunday, October 19th at 3:00 PM. This will be our "postlude" at the HSM for the centennial celebration week of festivities! Admission is $5 per person and seating is limited.

        When I first began my "River Ramblings" series at the HSM in 2006, it was Dave and Jonathan who graciously presented "Paddlin' into the Past" as the very first program. The two hour (with intermission) sight/sound program kept a packed house spellbound. In the eight years since its debut, our steamboat sleuths have uncovered MANY other intriguing images for this UPdated version. Hope you can be with us for Capt. Doc's program on Saturday and this riverboat reprise on Sunday!

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