The Crossroads of the Aether
SteamPunk has helped me develop a love for the fast disappearing riverboats. These steam powered paddle wheelers represented an era of eloquence that should not be forgotten. This is a forum to share and discuss these floating palaces.
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This is an often sad collection of sternwheelers and sidewheelers which are rapidly becoming extinct. Please feel free to post pictures of other riverboats that you have found. "Next to take on the…Continue
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The second home for the Houston's in Huntsville, was the aptly named "Steamboat House". The Steamboat House was built in 1858 by Dr. Rufus Bailey as a gift for his son and new daughter-in-law; but the new couple refused to live in it because the unusual design caused ridicule. Sam Houston and family rented the home in 1862 and he died here in 1863. There is a house of similar design across the street. The Steamboat House is located on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.
Howard Steamboat Museum: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howard-Steamboat-Museum/108513809168...
A nice display of arriving sternwheelers (Marietta?).
A list of remaining paddlesteamers around the world: http://paddlesteamers.info/PaddleSteamerList.htm
A homemade steam walking beam sidewheeler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJAY6mkxTIg
Sidewheelers vs sternwheelers: http://sp.theyoungriderstv.net/wordpress/?p=1394
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