Steamboating colleagues,
The June, 2018 S&D REFLECTOR should soon be on the way to your mail box from our new printer 'Carlisle & Ryan,' Dubuque, IA. David Tschiggfrie, most capable and talented Editor, has produced a fine edition of 31 Pgs. filled with great articles, Black/White photos, graphics with fine front and back covers. Leading articles this issue: 'W.P. SNYDER, JR. Centennial (Part 1). 'Autos by Boat on the Inland Rivers.' 'Cruising on GORDON C. GREENE 1944.' 'Small Stacks - Virtual Riverboat Models' just to name a few selections. Detailed information with reservation form enclosed in the REFLECTOR shipping envelope for the annual meeting of S&D of Pioneer Rivermen, September, 2018, will be included. Capt. Clarke C. 'Doc' Hawley is the slated dinner program speaker with well over 50 years of experience on tourist and excursion steamboats. Friday evening a meet and greet moonlite excursion on the VALLEY GEM. Weekend events with ceremonies for the Str. W.P. SNYDER's 100th anniversary. A meeting you won't want to miss. All REFLECTOR copies A to Z mailed 3rd Class at the same time from Dubuque by 'Carlisle & Ryan.'

David and family heading soon this month for a well-deserved trip to Switzerland, Austria [Tyrol], Italy. Many thanks for getting a great issue wound up and put to bed with our printer. David, have a wonderful trip riding some of those vintage sidewheel steamers on Swiss lakes, tell us all about it with photos in the September issue!

R. Dale Flick, Old Coal Haven Landing, Ohio River, Cincinnati.