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S&D Reflector

Lisa Stevens writes: “Just wanted to let you know that we received the issue of S&D Reflector that you kindly sent back in August and it was quickly snapped up by our volunteers and I haven’t been able to get it away from them! Everyone is still ‘ooohhh-ing and aaahhh-ing’, but I hope to see it soon. What I did glimpse looked great. Thanks so much for including our images and please let us know if we can ever be… Continue reading

Featured is a barge carrying the first shipment of automobiles ever to move on the Tennessee River at Guntersville Ala. During the 1940’s and 50’s it was common for barge loads of new automobiles to be seen moving along the waterways of the Tennessee River, transporting from northern states to destinations south.

Yesterday another box in storage coughed up this B/W photo of the Str. ISLAND MAID. No point in boring you with her statistics when you can run and pull down your WAY’S PACKET DIRECTORY and gaze on entry No. 2796 Pg. 227. I was thinking of David Tschiggfrie’s recent article in the REFLECTOR referencing the ISLAND MAID and last ISLAND QUEEN. 1932 is now a long time ago. Now to steamboat ‘forensics.’

This family photo I found was snapped from… Continue reading

Hey, Everybody. Important Notice!!!

In the latest issue of the Reflector on page 6, please take special notice of the arrangements for the Saturday afternoon activities at our Annual Meeting in Marietta, OH September 17, 2016. After the business meeting Saturday morning, a tour of the Blennerhasset Mansion on Blennerhasset Island is being offered.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM PARKERSBURG TO ACCESS THE ISLAND AND MANSION. This is not a boat… Continue reading

Friday, September 16th & Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio
Call for room reservations: 1-800-331-9336

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Friday, September 16th
Evening get together at the Ohio River Museum for the museum’s 75th anniversary. The museum was founded by S&D. Also view restoration progress on the last fully intact sternwheel steam towboat, the W.P. SNYDER JR.

Saturday, September 17th
9:30 AM – Annual business meeting, state of the organization, reports from group chapters, and adjunct organizations. Election of officers.

12:00 Noon… Continue reading

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