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Stan http://www.catalog.synergebooks.com/customer/product.php?productid=17277-&-cat=4-&-p - Survival story 15/Apr/2002:14:47:03
Great site.
 
Dan O'Neill   14/Apr/2002:22:19:16
Great site!
Can anyone help me find pictures or drawings of the Thomas Cornell
sidewheel steamship circa 1880.?
 
john   10/Apr/2002:06:53:36
 
diamon   09/Apr/2002:10:30:15
what are other names for steamboats?
 
Leslie   08/Apr/2002:16:32:55
Does anyone know anything about an auction that took place in Chicago
on April 6, involving one or all of the paddlewheelers of the old AMCV
line?
 
Linda Whitt   08/Apr/2002:16:11:17
Love your site. I am searching for information on the Tuskaloosa
which sank in Mobile Bay Ala.1847. May have been a William Tannehill on
it.
Any info would be appreciated.
 
John http://www.perthsites.com/quick_quote.html - Web Design Quote 07/Apr/2002:23:30:48
Great Website! Thanks heaps for the information. :)
 
Laura Beth   07/Apr/2002:16:21:08
Thank You for letting me check this out. I had fun thank you!
Bye Bye now!
 
Laura Beth   07/Apr/2002:16:19:19
Thank You for letting me check this out. I had fun thank you1
Bye Bye now!
 
dell hickson   07/Apr/2002:13:53:58
imformtion please on ss brown
 
Nori Steamboats 07/Apr/2002:10:45:51
Fred Way was one of the leading, most esteemed experts on riverboats and river history. He didn't own the Delta Queen, but his history
with that boat started when he rode the Delta Queen on its voyage from San Francisco to New Orleans (through the Panama Canal) in
1947. He wrote a book about the adventure. He is also the author of the bible of riverboat history, the Fred Way Packet Directory,
which contains more than 6,000 entries describing passenger steamboats that plyed the Mississippi River system over the last
hundred and fifty years.

My father knew Fred Way very well. I also met him several times when i was a kid.

If you have his home now, we would appreciate anything you can tell us about it, and we would be happy to post any photos you send.

A note to the steamboat community: Post your memories of Fred Way here or send them to me for posting in the steamboat museum.
There was only one Fred Way and there will never be another.
 
TERRY LIERSAPH   06/Apr/2002:09:33:58
mY DAUGHTER HAS RECENTLY PUCHASE THE FREDRICK WAY JR. HOUSE IN
SEWICKLEY PA. IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT CAPT. WAY WAS A RIVERBOAT
PILOT ON THE DELTA QUEEN AND HAD A HAND IN HER REFURBISHING IN THE LATE
40'S. WE WOULD LIKE TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION ON HIS RIVER BOAT
CAREER.
 
Geraldine (Gerry) Ro   05/Apr/2002:18:22:25
For years I wanted to go on the Delta Queen and met some of the crew at
an event in California many years ago. I finally!!! made it on a cruise
in October, 2000. It was a highlight of my light that I will never
forget. I do hope that the Delta Queen keeps streaming up and down the
Mississippi River as I fully intend to board her again as soon as
possible. I was in New Orleans in 2001 and went to look at the river and
there she was, the grand Lady, the Delta Queen going out of port. What a
treat to see her.

Thank you for the wonderful trip that we had, the crew could not have
been better, anywhere!

Gerry Ann Roesbery
 
Jim Fowler   04/Apr/2002:17:02:22
Can anyone direct me to information about a steamboat Emma McSweeney
and a captain or owner Jene. Supposedly it burned in New Orleans.
 
Jimmy   03/Apr/2002:16:45:26
I need to see steam boats
 
Jerry Canavit   01/Apr/2002:23:54:08
Nori,
Most all of the early sea-going paddlewheelers had sails. Engine
reliability and possible damage to paddlewheels dictated that sails be used
as a secondary and back-up method of propulsion. It didn't take too long
for the screw propeller to prove itself to be vastly superior to the
paddlewheel for trans-oceanic travel. The reliability of the screw propeller
soon had ship builders abandoning sails as well as paddlewheels.

Jerry
 
Nori Steamboats 01/Apr/2002:11:35:23
Can anyone tell me whether ocean-going paddlewheel steamboats also had sails?

When i was in Bermuda last September we went snorkling around a sunken paddlwheel steamboat that had been transporting goods
between the East Coast and Bermuda.


 
Mary Anna Evans   01/Apr/2002:10:42:07
I am looking for a source for the quote "In steamboat times, men build
steamboats." Does anybody know who said it?

Mary Anna Evans
 
JOAN GOODING   30/Mar/2002:14:52:30
I HAVE A BLACK &apm; WHITE POST CARD DEPICTING A ENCLOSED PADDLE WHEEL
LOCATED AT THE STERN OF THE BOAT WITH ONE SMOKE STACK LOCATED APPROX.
IN THE CENTER OF THE BOAT. IT APPEARS A TYPE OF FERRY BOAT AS IT HAS
PEOPLE LINING THE DEEP BOW. THE SECOND DECK MUCH SMALLER IS ADJACENT TO
THE PILOT'S HOUSE. I CAN MAKE OUT LETTERS ( NGTON) ON THE SIDE OF THE
BOAT. APPRECIATE HELP IN DATING THE CARD AND DECIPHERING TYPE AND NAME
OF BOAT. THE POST CARD CAME FROM NEW ENGLAND.

 
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Megan 29/Mar/2002:07:54:39
I love you pictures!
 
Francina   28/Mar/2002:13:26:25
I think your website about steamboats is great!
 
Andy Cochran   27/Mar/2002:13:59:13
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.
Thank you Andy Cochran e-mail andy@netpathway.com
 
Andy Cochran   27/Mar/2002:13:41:12
I am looking for information on Steamboats that navagated 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.
Thank you Andy Cochran e-mail andy@netpathway.com
 
princess lissy   27/Mar/2002:08:50:36
just to tell you your website is ok its not that bad but it could be
better
 
Ray Horton   26/Mar/2002:14:25:22
Researching to find info on my great grandfather, Eugene LEROY, and/or
his riverboat, The Creole, abt. 1860, just before Civil War. Creole
traveled between New Orleans and St. Louis. Anyone heard of either the
captian or the ship, please contact me. - Ray
 
Erik Schoute Steam Engines for sale 22/Mar/2002:18:43:46
Steam engines for sale. The engines are located in Kisumu, Kenya.
Log on to http://steamboats.com/latestnews#engines
 
Lucky Dog Steamboat model for sale 22/Mar/2002:18:17:40
FOR SALE - Large Model Boat
See photos: http://steamboats.com/latestnews2.html#lucky
American design steam paddle wheeler
Scale Model - 1/12
Boat is located in south central Massachusetts
Asking price: $15,000 or best offer

 
Nori Steamboats 14/Mar/2002:20:22:08
Hi Jerry,
Thanks for the good news. I'll stop by for sure.
-Nori
 
Jerry Canavit   14/Mar/2002:19:18:50
Nori,
Jack and Sandie Custer (two friends and very knowledgeable
steamboat people) have just ventured onto the cyber waterways.
Their web site is on-line (barely) and should be a really good site
for researchers as well as those who share an interest in
steamboats. Jack and Sandie used to publish the "Egregious
Steamboat Journal." Their address is: steamboatmasters.com
Stop by and say hi.

Jerry
 
John D. Daugherty   02/Mar/2002:14:22:11
Being born in Quincy, Illinois I have always had and interest in the
Great River. Some of my family arrived from Ireland in New Orleans and
came up the Mississippi to Quincy, Illinois by steam boat. I had a
question as there was a happening during the trip north which I just
became aware of and this would give me the dates if I could find out
more about this. Now I am also interested in the Mississippi shipping.
 
Kymberlee   01/Mar/2002:10:36:19
This is for the last two posts.
(Mary Ann and Roxanne)
I agree these people are too obsessed with steamboats. And, yes, the
jokes are very interesting.
 
Mary Ann   01/Mar/2002:10:26:42
Jokes are funny. You should get rid of some (all) of the steamboat
pictures. We had to go to this site for a school project and all there
was were pictures! Millions and billions of pictures of the same
STEAMBOATS! You people need to get out more. Or atleast add more to the
online tour. Sheesh!
 
Roxanne   01/Mar/2002:10:18:10
What's with this site? Steamboats are stupid and a wast of time! I'm only
here because it's a class project. i do like the jokes, though.
 
Shelby 28/Feb/2002:17:54:01
Steam Boats are very interesting!
 
Nori Latest News 26/Feb/2002:08:57:32
Dear Shelly,
The company that owns the Delta Queen, American Queen and Mississippi Queen is in bankruptcy reorganization now. You can read more
about this on our Latest News page:
http://steamboats.com/research/latestnews2.html
None of us know what will happen, so say some prayers with us for the boats.
-Nori

 
Shelly   25/Feb/2002:19:49:24
ON AUGUST 2001 I ROAD ON THE AMERICAN QUEEN AND HAD THE BEST EXPERIENCE
EVER, THE EMPLOYEES WERE GREAT AND I ACTUALLY CRIED WHEN I HAD TO SAY
GOOD BY TO MOST OF THEM, I HAVE A VERRY IMPORTANT QUESTION: IS THE
AMERICAN QUEEN STILL RUNNING AFTER 9/11/01? IF NOT I JUST WOULD LIKE
TO SAY HI TO ALL OF THE FRIENDS I'VE MADE OVER THAT TWO WEEK
PERIOD! ~14/FEMALE/MINNESOTA THANKS ~SHELLY~
 
JOSEPH & OJay Jovaugh Karla 22/Feb/2002:09:58:19
we both as brother like you karla and hi you know who we are and
good luck to the mcintosh tigers
 
Karla   22/Feb/2002:09:51:52
I like the fact I can race my steamboat anytime I want
 
F. Sutton   22/Feb/2002:00:54:17
What are the rules, if any, for a steamboat race ?

I am trying to organize a "fun event" with some slow moving houseboats.

We might even raise some funds !

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give.

F. Sutton
 
David Carambat La's Maritime Museum 21/Feb/2002:21:42:22
I am looking for photos or drawings of the steamboat JJ Hill/Louisiana
or one
similar (130'x 25') can you help? I looked into the links you
suggested but
can't get a e-mail to Taubman plans service, they have plans for a
similar
vessel known as the Vega.

 
Rei   13/Feb/2002:08:33:01
I thought the cyber race was cool.
 
rei   13/Feb/2002:08:32:20
I am n here for computer class and i just wanted to say the cyber
race was coll.
 
Pat Callaghan   29/Jan/2002:16:47:33
My Father had (now mine) a triangular flag (like a yacht club flag)
that is navy blue on the top half, red on the bottom, and has a white
steamboat on it. A silhouette as seen from head on and not a side
view. Dad grew up in Cincinnati and "hung out" on the river. (1915 -
1940). Would anyone know what organization it represented or was it a
Delta Queen souvenir? Thanks, Pat
 
Dan Johnson   29/Jan/2002:13:27:40
I teach American History and do role playing as a steamboat
captain while I teach and show video clips of our westward
expansion
 
Nori First Steamboat 25/Jan/2002:11:34:33
In regards to the question of where William Symington is from (England or Scotland), I also heard about our mistake from his great,
great, great, great grandson and posted the correct info. on the First Steamboat page. Check it out - click the link above to go to http://
steamboats.com/research/1stboat.html
 
Jerry Canavit   24/Jan/2002:19:40:17
Thanks for the correction. Shortly after Nori posted my e-mail, one of
Mr. Symington's relatives admonished me at length about this. My
apologies to the Scottish. I sure won't make that mistake agai
 
kilpatrickm   23/Jan/2002:20:00:59
Great information on an interesting subject close to the families
heart.One comment William Symington was SCOTTISH and not English as
reported.He did however die in England.
You can appreciate being an ancestor of the man (3greats Grandfather) I
feel strongly on thids subject.
Regards
MK
 
Richie 22/Jan/2002:16:32:52
UUUUHHHHHHH....
 
Bruce Benton   04/Jan/2002:00:08:00
We just installed the smokestack on my newish 40 ft. sternwheel
paddleboat, completing a yearlong project.
I would like to find a pseudo old-style river pilot's hat and also
locate a source for the gold-wreathed "Captain" hat emblems.
Any help would be appreciated.
Bruce Benton, Coos Bay, OR
 
Nori Steamboats 02/Jan/2002:09:41:40
Here's the listing from the Fred Way Directory:

Jim Barkman
Stw p wh b. New Albany, Ind., 1859. 65 tons. 93 X 23.7 X 3.3.
Owned by Capt. James R. Bangs, Arkadelphia, Ark., and others
Operated in Ouachita River. Went to Confederate registry in 1861.

 
jim barkman   01/Jan/2002:18:09:22
i would like any info on the steamship JIM BARKMAN circa 1885
 
Helen Gladsky   01/Jan/2002:13:06:55
Do you know the names of the Paddle Wheel Steamships that roamed up and
down the Ohio River in 1841 and of any names of the side wheel steam
ships that traveled from Cairo, Kentucky along the Missouri River
transversing the state (Missouri) and then along the Mississippi
heading north to St. Joseph, Missouri... in 1841

I am researching my Great Great Grandmother's trip...

Your site is so informative and impressive... I would love to know
where you are so we can visit your museum... perhaps in the summer of
2002... Sincerely, Helen (HGladsky@aol.com)
 
Helen Gladsky   01/Jan/2002:13:04:38
Do you know the names of the Paddle Wheel Steamships that roamed up and
down the Ohio River in 1841 and of any names of the side wheel steam
ships that traveled from Cairo, Kentucky along the Missouri River
transversing the state (Missouri) and then along the Mississippi
heading north to St. Joseph, Missouri... in 1841

I am researching my Great Great Grandmother's trip...

Your site is so informative and impressive... I would love to know
where you are so we can visit your museum... perhaps in the summer of
2002... Sincerely, Helen
 
Pete Eveland   31/Dec/2001:20:43:41
I just found your wonderful site. I was a staff entertainer playing
primarily organ and piano on the Delta Queen from 1970-1975. This
brings back great memories!
 
Richard Grimes   28/Dec/2001:13:08:15
Used to have a boat on the Missippi in the 50s & remember seeing the
Delta Queen coming up river to St. Paul Minnesota.
 
roberta etienne   27/Dec/2001:16:17:41
I am writing a book about traveling up and down the Mississippi during
the late 1800's and I am having a real hard time with it and would love
any help that any one would like to send me. You can email me at
etienne_roberta@hotmail.com
 
Dan Bixler   26/Dec/2001:18:32:09
I grew up in Springfield Illinois, moved away when I left home in l972.
I got turned on to John Hartford and his river music(sad to say he's
gone) I now live in Seattle and work as a courier for an airfreight
company and drive about two plus miles north of Seattle. My daily trip
involves taking the MV Cathlamet, a 140 car ferry to Whidbey Island
which is forty miles long and some of the most beautiful country ever
as the North Cascades and Mt. Baker is on one side and the Olympics are
on the other. You never get far from the river or riverboats. I am
excited to find your site and historical information within.
Dan Bixler
 
Nori Steamboat Bookstore 21/Dec/2001:20:19:37
Hi Jenny,
The best source I have found for steamboat dangers - and disasters - is this book, which is for sale in our steamboat bookstore:
Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters, by James T. Lloyd
(click link above or go to http://steamboats.com/bookssteam.html

The book was first published in 1856 and gives what must have been newspaper accounts of boat disasters. Find out what happened -
Amazon.com has 10 sample pages posted.

-Nori (webmaster)
 
Jenny   18/Dec/2001:15:03:40
HI,
i would like to know if you have any information about dangers of
steamboat in 1800's?! plaese reply!
tHANX for your time!
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