River cruising: American Duchess paddle wheeler
departs from old-fashioned steamboat decor
The MV Oliver Cromwell, a 36m Gloucester paddle wheeler
and riverboat hotel, sank 12 miles off the coast of Holyhead while being towed to its new home at Crannagh Marina Complex in Coleraine, Ireland.
On his last day working as a Mississippi River boat captain, Michael White talked about his next career move--taking the helm of a paddle wheeler
he's bringing to the Mississippi coast this month.
There are far weightier issues in this world than whether a private entrepreneur is permitted to put a 75-foot paddle wheeler
boat on a big lake in southern New England.
He was also a shareholder in the Royal William - a wooden paddle wheeler
which crossed the Atlantic in 1833, and between 1817 and 1850 owned an estimated 76 sailing ships in Nova Scotia.
200 Phi Kappa Phi passengers set sail on the Becky Thatcher, a 19th-century replica paddle wheeler
, on a chartered dinner cruise along the Mississippi River (at eight mph) the day before the Convention.
The story of the Arkansas-born orphan who wandered homeless through Civil War Alton, Illinois, aged four or five, before taking himself on a paddle wheeler
to La Crosse Wisconsin, aged seven, and then ending up in the care of a kindly farmer and family who sent him to good schools, which enabled his brilliant intellect, grounded in self-discipline, to flourish, reads like the stuff of fiction--and particularly like the autobiographical trope of rags-to-success of the era.
The 15-piece orchestra, conducted by Chicago-based Anthony Barrese, sat under the paddle wheeler
's upper-deck canopy.
People can be seen on the Newcastle side of the bridge waiting for the ship to pass while another tug, a paddle wheeler
, eases a ship away from the Quayside in preparation for taking her down river to the open sea.
in an electric-powered Paddle Wheeler
that cruises along Town Lake
When the Cotton Blossom paddle wheeler
first steams up to the levee in Show Boat at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, twin water barrels stand on the sidelines.
The new ships, independent of wind and tide, also raised great fears of a French invasion force crossing the channel on a "steam bridge." Hamilton is particularly good at showing how each technological change, from sail to paddle wheeler
to screw, played into these fears and ensured that relations between the two countries remained tense.