It's do or die for rusting Marietta paddle-wheeler | The Columb...

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The W.P. Snyder Jr., the only intact, steam-driven sternwheel towboat still on the nation's river system, could leave its longtime home in Marietta this week to be towed downstream for a critical patch job on its rusting hull. Read more
Larry Bouget

Chester, SC

#1 Mar 16, 2010
As a relief capt. and running many of America's rivers this is very exciting to me. I have been interested in steam powered paddle wheelers for a long time. The question I was asking myself was is it worth this much money to repair the hull of the W.P. Snyder, Jr. The response is "you bet it is." She's a grand ole' vessel. As a relief capt. working on a vessel that was built in 1957 in Greenville, Ms. I can enjoy these fine old vessels.

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