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Portable Crystal Radio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Oct 15. 5 Replies


Tags: music, ground, cane, umbrella, radio

Carrington Event

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Oct 9. 6 Replies

Did the Carrington Event aka Great Solar Flare of 1859 kick off an age of SteamPunk and would another do the same?   Some background for those who have not heard about the historic event:…Continue

Tags: telegraph, con, magnetosphere, earth, aurora

Do you own "sturdy" SteamPunk clothes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Sep 8. 5 Replies

Beginning with the uncertainty of how many people on SE even own SteamPunk clothes of any any sort, who all has one or more SteamPunk outfits that you would consider tough enough for outside work,…Continue

Tags: exploring, leather, sturdy, camp, hunting


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One of our SP friends proposed calling a type of impromptu event a "Raid." This concept has taken a while to sink in to my old brain but I am beginning to find the concept more appealing.  The "Raid"…Continue

Tags: adventures, traveling, costumes, raid

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Captain replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
"Would you mind posting this picture?  Too few riverboats are being saved even electronically. "
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Commodore Campbell replied to Captain's discussion Bullet Proof Vests in the group Wondrous Inventions of the Victorian Era
"Probably the Atwater Armor Co. vest, which was more sophisticated than the Cook & Co. (it had articulated thigh plates, and could be broken down into 6 components for transport and storage). There is also the set of pictures of the Cook &…"
Captain Lyerly replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
"Thanks! Yes, I had seen those a while back; I have a better picture of her, nameboard clearly visible, on the Chattanooga waterfront.  Just before she was taken out of service, I suspect.  I don't think the family kept any more info…"
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Momma Jeanne (WV?)

Above, the Momma Jeanne at Port Amherst, currently owned by Lawson Hamilton. She was formerly the Laura J, used in the early years by the Jones family for vacations.Below, you'll notice that she features a hydraulic drive system rather than chain.Rumor is that she is for sale asking $11,000.  Supposed to be a little on the slow side. See More
Captain replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
Captain Lyerly replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
"I have been trying to track down the history of one particular steamboat that ran here on the Tennessee.  I believe she was de-engined in the late '30s and the hull used as the clubhouse for a local tennis club for some years, but I am not…"
Captain replied to Captain's discussion Abandoned, wrecked, and mystery riverboats in the group Riverboats
"UPDATE on the Str. MAMIE S. BARRETT: Earlier this week I was contacted at the Howard Steamboat Museum by the daughter of the late owner of the property where the MAMIE has been beached (since 1994) in a cutoff of the Mississippi River at Deer Park,…"
Captain replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
" have you seen the Star of Knoxville just up the road? Or the General Jackson in Nashville? …"
Captain Lyerly replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
"We had dinner aboard the Southern Belle out of Chattanooga yesterday.  It was a fascinating experience - she does have a calliope, which the Captain played for us.  Air-powered calliope, diesel-powered boat, but still an interesting time;…"
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Captain replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
"I am afraid that these excessive regulations may kill off many of the few remaining riverboats.  There seem to be a number of…"
Captain Lyerly replied to Captain's discussion Riverboat For Sale
"I have been following the fate of the Delta Queen here in Chattanooga; I think the main problem for the great riverboats is a combination of regulation and insurance.  Along with the SOLAS regulations being tightened - and the exemption for the…"
Captain replied to Captain's discussion Other theme parks worth looking at in the group Steampunk Theme Park Project
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Captain replied to Lindsay Rasmussen's discussion Halloween Planning
"I am glad that you enjoyed the article.  I am having a hard time finding costuming motivation for Halloween.  This is the work announcement: " We’re also having a Costume Contest! Dress up to be voted the best in one of the…"

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At 11:02am on October 22, 2014, Mistress a. Pate said…
Thanks, it's great to be here!
At 10:36am on October 10, 2014, Tom Hudson said…

Thank you, and thanks for the heads up!

At 1:49am on October 6, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

At 2:31pm on September 22, 2014, Hellcat Hamby said…

Thank you Captain!

At 5:54pm on August 30, 2014, Di Cooper said…

I've found something to aspire to beyond Echuca.  And I shall-do  ;)



At 11:12am on August 4, 2014, Nicci T. said…

Hello and Happy Birthday to you!

At 6:40pm on July 29, 2014, Di Cooper said…

At 6:40pm on July 29, 2014, Di Cooper said…

I haven't got any pics of their steam engines sorry, we will be going up in a couple of months and can get you some then.  Here's some outside pics though 


At 2:35pm on July 17, 2014, Capt. Jayden Zett said…

Is there any low costing ways to get the clothing other than making them?

At 6:23am on July 1, 2014, Kelly Lawrence said…
Thank you! I work with many of them on the Steampunk Spectacle and the pop culture convention, Ratha Con, that I am director of.

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