The Inland Waterways Festival is held in odd-numbered years in Marietta, OH. It is a project of Ohio River Museum which houses the extensive collection of Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen. It is also a partnership with Washington County Public Library.
The river faithful returned to Marietta, OH on September 15-16, 2017 for the Annual Meeting of Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, the 78th such gathering. As per tradition, the Lafayette Hotel, conveniently located at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, served as base of operations for what proved to be a marvelous weekend.
As most of you know, the New Orleans Steamboat Company is now the proud owner of the Riverboat CASINO ROCK ISLAND, formerly of Rock Island, IL. She is currently in the middle of a 11⁄2 year-long renovation to become a new dinner/excursion boat to operate primarily here in the New Orleans harbor.
This past year has once more confirmed for your editor that fellow S&Ders and members of our River Family make up a close-knit group that turn up in the darnedest places, and at most unexpected times.
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