Friday, May 8, 2015

Natchez: A Pretty Good Look At A Sternwheeler

3 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

That was nice - thanks!

Could be a bit risky around all that machinery - if you're on crutches!

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

The engines appear to be tandem compound. I would like to know what year they were built.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

You can read all about the boat on the Natchez website: http://www.steamboatnatchez.com/history.html
The engines were built in 1925 for a U.S Steel sternwheeler! None of that 19th Century technology! They really are compound engines! This boat was launched in 1975.