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25 Jan. 2004 - 09 April 2004

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Jan 25, 2004 at 06:10:59p douglas (ghettomedic13@hotmail.com)
I AM INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ON STEAMBOATS OR RIVERBOATS THAT ORGINATED IN PITTSBURGH BETWEEN 1900 AND 1950. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A RIVERBOAT CAPTAIN AND BECAME SUPERENTENDENT OF THE RIVERS FROM PITTSBURGH DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. MAYBE THESE WERE CALLED PADDLE BOATS? I HAVE LITTLE KNOWLEDGE BUT DO KNOW THAT THE STEEL MILLS SHIPPED STEEL SOUTH AND HAULED WHISKEY NORTH. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?

Jan 29, 2004 at 15:40:41Fat Bastard
good info::

Jan 31, 2004 at 15:51:58Chris (neworleansboy@post.com)
www.deltaqueen.com
Dear Nori,:::: I LOVE THE WEBSITE!:::::: ~Chris~

Feb 1, 2004 at 16:53:14Debra Goins (michiganbrat2002@yahoo.com)
My husbands mother was a direct descendant of James & Joseph Vann.::We are doing research on the Vann family. We have found allot of usefull info. What we are now searching for is a picture or a scetch of the Steamboat the Lucy Walker, in which my husbands ancester Rich Joe Vann died during a race on the Ohio river. Please if anyone can help me please contact me.::Thank You

Feb 1, 2004 at 16:53:41Debra Goins (michiganbrat2002@yahoo.com)
My husbands mother was a direct descendant of James & Joseph Vann.::We are doing research on the Vann family. We have found allot of usefull info. What we are now searching for is a picture or a scetch of the Steamboat the Lucy Walker, in which my husbands ancester Rich Joe Vann died during a race on the Ohio river. Please if anyone can help me please contact me.::Thank You

Feb 2, 2004 at 16:17:01Mrs. Ott (rott4075@erols.com)
I am researching The S. B. Ridgely which traveled the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers during February of 1847. The ship held 200 tons of freight. Crossed paths with The New Hampshire. Would like information regarding captain and crew of S. B. Ridgely. Any help in finding information or where else to look for information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Feb 4, 2004 at 16:02:57Andy Leach (Aleachy@aol.com)
I am looking for information on my great, great, great grandfather who was a steamboat pilot out of Cape Girardeau in the 1850s. His son-inlaw was Maj Alonzo B Carroll GAR and later sheriff of Cape Girardeau Cty.

Feb 5, 2004 at 14:35:11912 GuH (dotty_boo123@yahoo.com)
this is to amber who was asking how many people could fit in a steamboat. well im my class i am doing a project on steamboats and up to 1,000 people could fit on a steamboat IN COMFORT. well i hope that answer your question.::::::::::HoLlA::~1~::A-ToWn!::912 GuH::GeOrGiA

Feb 6, 2004 at 12:37:40Sheryl Kjellberg (skjellberg@arizant.com)
I am on the Event Committee at Arizant Healthcare Inc. and am wondering if there are steamboat rides available for parties of 250. Please respond at your earliest convenience. Thank you!::::I love steamboats too. I was born in Winona, Minnesota, where the Mississippi Queen was dry docked, before it was burned by vandals. They built a replica, but it was not to scale and not as beautiful as the Mississippi Queen was.

Feb 10, 2004 at 07:45:22carolyn (carolynleonardo@yahoo.com)
wut up peeps you peeps are crazy about steameboats right i need some pic's of these boat's can you please send me some by wendsday please i'm out :: :: your gurl :: carolyn

Feb 10, 2004 at 07:46:33carolyn (carolynleonardo@yahoo.com)
i need some pic's of these boat's can you please send me some by wendsday please i'm out :: :: your gurl :: carolyn

Feb 14, 2004 at 12:07:36walter van den broek (succes@faim.nl)
http://www.faim.nl
great site::best regards from holland::have a look at my steamboat (s.s. succes anno 1897) with the only calliope in europe

Feb 14, 2004 at 19:05:31James (louie)hilland (HIPPYLOGGING@AOL)
I would like to get in touch with people who worked on the Mississippi Queen from 1978-1981 I was a watchman then boiler tender I worked with Kevin. Mel convinced Dave first to hire me,forever grateful, on the first trip back to Ohio.River Rats are family Louie

Feb 15, 2004 at 12:47:27Cheryl Birch (cabirch2000@yahoo.com)
I work with an organization that produces the Thanksgiving Parade for te Town of Plymouth, MA and this year we want to build a RiverBoat Queen. I'm looking for some blueprints so they can be scaled down for a float. Please e mail me at info@usathanksgiving.com or cabirch2000@yahoo.com. Any info i can get will be greatly appreciated. May you know of some ideas for Fillers to walk along with the float. C Birch

Feb 17, 2004 at 13:14:52Dennis Hamburg (denlinnic@skyvalley.net)
My grandfather and dad worked on Western Washington Riverboats from 1899-1969. They worked on the Skagit, Swinomish, and W.T. Preston. Would like to share stories, pictures, etc. with people who know of steamboats from the Western Washington Rivers.

Feb 18, 2004 at 05:53:49dan and andrew (da lil babeno@aol.com)
your mom
steam boats rock but you don't have anything on steamboats you see were building a big 3 by 2 foot steam boat and you site did nothing but waste our valiable time.

Mar 1, 2004 at 14:52:04Shaquanda (nicechick2005@blackplanet.com)
I WAS REALLY GREAT I ENJOYED MYSELF I KNOW I WILL VIEW THIS SITE AGAIN!!!!!!

Mar 2, 2004 at 08:25:55Mary (starwisher00@yahoo.com)
I need a copy of a Courier & Ives print that has the Robert E. lee and Natchez steamboats on the Mississippi River. Can anyone help me??/::Email me @ starwisher00@yahoo.com.::Thanks

Mar 4, 2004 at 12:45:16Mike
www.mikesjourneys.com
Great discourse on the history and workings of steam engines ! ::::I'm a budding steam locomotive fan am always learning new things about steam engines no matter what their use :)

Mar 7, 2004 at 14:40:59kelly (vipangelforlife@aol.com)
this is kool
this is a great web site i found everything i needed on this web site

Mar 9, 2004 at 08:47:23Anne (ATROVATONY@AOL)
I work with people with Developmental Disabilities and one of the gentlemen that I work with would like some information about a steamboat from the Civil War called "The Saltana". I have tried looking this up but cannot find anything. He may be pronouncing the name of the ship incorrectly. He told me that there was an explosion on the ship on the Mississippi River after the Civil War and that many people were killed. If you have any idea what boat he is referring to and can lead me to some sites, I'd appreciate it.::::Thank-you!

Mar 10, 2004 at 11:38:41G.L. (Jack) Clore (g_l_jack@hotmail.com)
Very nice web site. I`m am glad to see that you are preserving our heritage Thank you.

Mar 12, 2004 at 14:57:05jon (jjacks20@hotmail.com)
Hi::Can anyone tell me what happened to the boat"The African Queen" that was used in the movie"The African Queen"

Mar 13, 2004 at 16:09:50katie (thedork4eva@aol.com)
howdy. im doing a project for tech ed on the the steamboat. (im in middle school) i picked it cuz robert fulton is my 4 greats (possibly 5) grandfather. i thought itd be niffty to look him up and see what all happened with the steamboat. i haven't really looked around to much at the links on this place, but it seems like its gonna be helpful. yea well thats it, buh bye!

Mar 14, 2004 at 12:24:16Tim Nekich (tjn@nekich.com)
My Mothers maiden name was Farrell. Her Mother was Elizabeth Dowerman, from New Albany, Indiana(were my mother was born) Her Uncles name was Jacob Dowerman. I am aware of History of ship building, but need some gaps filled in.::::Tim Nekich

Mar 14, 2004 at 18:30:09Tamara Coulson Steward (sageandroses@vcn.com)
Great site! Anyone wishing to share any information on steamboating on the Yellowston and upper Missouri, I would love to hear from. My family were the Coulsons of the river boat era. Thanks, Tammy

Mar 14, 2004 at 23:21:02Andy Cochran (andy@netpathway.com)
I am looking for information on Steamboats that navigated the small ::shallow rivers of Southeastern Mississippi and Southwestern Alabama ::Rivers. The owner was John McRea(McRae) Governor of Mississippi. The ::boat sunk between 1865 and 1890 near Shubuta, Mississippi. I found where ::a cotton barge sank near Shubuta, I found information on Steamboats that ::worked south of Shubuta, MS on the Chickasawhay River, boat names and ::owners. I also found some information about Steamboats running from ::Enterprise, MS delivering food and supplies to points on the Pascagoula ::River north of the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War. Where can I go ::to find more facts about these boat, name, size, captin etc. Cargo was ::cotton,timber, and returned with trade merchandise. ref. and a few names ::upon request. At one time i could find pictures of all types of steamboats on the wed where have they gone. If you know of any sites please notify me.::Thank you Andy Cochran e-mail andy@netpathway.com

Mar 15, 2004 at 15:38:24john stotlar (mudbug3812@yahoo.com)
ran out of time

Mar 17, 2004 at 14:40:13Jerry & Claudette (jcuhing@hartel.net)
they have found a paddle wheel boat sticking out of the missou river below yankton, so. dak. as the results of the river being really low,wondered if you would have any information on the different boats that sunk in this area? thanks jerry

Mar 17, 2004 at 16:00:40william coulson (wctc@rap.midco.net)
Would like to receive as much info. about coulson steamboats as possible

Mar 17, 2004 at 16:01:20william coulson (wctc@rap.midco.net)
Would like to receive as much info. about coulson steamboats as possible

Mar 20, 2004 at 08:26:19gary (gagarcia66@aol.com)
hello, i am trying to find pics and information about a mississippi river boat called the redwing.::::thank you::gary

Apr 1, 2004 at 04:18:02Edmond Emugun (edm.em@emugu.com)
I was here. This website is really apprecited. I am doing a research on steamboats. Thanks.

Apr 1, 2004 at 11:16:54Bruce Cunningham (brucebarbc@cox.net)
N/A
My grandfather John A. Cunningham (b. 1859-d. 1934) and his brother george W. Cunningham (b. 1855-d. 1936) were virtual orphans of the Civil War and were raised by a Captain Mann who was a steamboat captain on the White and Blck rivers in Arkansas and possibly the Mississippi river. Captain Mann was from the St. Louis area, we are told.

Apr 2, 2004 at 15:18:15joe (gr8gman2000@cs.com)
www.redwoodgardenbridges.com/bridges.html
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Apr 7, 2004 at 19:47:57Schwimm (chessmaster579@aol.com)
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Apr 9, 2004 at 15:37:01Mary (mickeymouse@rivnet.net)
Interested in knowing how steamboat bells::worked. Where were they possitioned? Did::they hang near the wheelhouse or were::the attached to the deck?::How were they rung? Did they signal the::crew, or other boats?::Was there any predictable corrrelation::of size of the bell to size of the boat?







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