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Author Topic: Steampunk Riverboats  (Read 2262 times)
MWBailey
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rtafStElmo
« on: April 18, 2016, 03:11:45 pm »

Houston's flooding like nobody's business.

How about some pics of Steampunk riverboats?

Addendum: Any riverboats will do. Photos, paintings, etc.
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"This is the sort of thing no-one ever believes"

rtafStElmo
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 03:15:44 pm »

Here's an actual river activity, though I'm not sure where it is.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/how-to-live-the-steampunk-riverboat-life-of-your-dreams#.wqX4ay1ZQ


Oh, OK., now I see it's on the Mighty Mississipp...
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MWBailey
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 03:32:11 pm »

Here's a repost of my portrait of the Neches Belle, an actual RL riverboat that plied the waterways of East Texas.

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 06:00:29 pm »

Rather at the other end of the scale, I've always been fond of these.  They're on the lottery win list!

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 08:31:26 pm »





Belyana — unpainted wooden flat-bottomed barge used for floating timber on the rivers Volga and Kama in the XIX — early XX century.

Length — 100 meters width — 25 meters height — 5 meters, capacity up to 10,000 tons.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 04:53:24 am »

Posted a few here:  http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/riverboats 


The Rattler was a converted 165-ton stern-wheeler with two thicknesses of half inch iron plate armor.  It was considered a Tin-clad, “Bullet proof, but not cannon proof.”  There were six big guns: Two 30 PDR (14 KG) Muzzle-loading Parrott Rifles. Bore diameter 4.2 inch (107 mm) and Four 24 PDR (11 KG) Muzzle-loading Napoleon smooth bores. Diameter 5.82 inch (148 mm).
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 07:04:32 am »

http://visitwentworth.com.au/attractions/riverboat-rods-model-paddle-steamer-display/
I don't know if these are steam-powered (I've only seen them docking on thrusters) but:



Brisbane River.

Not quite a river boat, but the Forceful does seasonal river cruises.

On the Murray River:






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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016, 07:07:13 am »

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 12:06:10 pm »

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2016/04/abandoned-mamie-s-barrett-louisiana/

https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2015/09/04/paddlewheel-graveyard/
https://walkaboutreport.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/steamship-graveyard/
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chironex
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 12:47:00 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpLm9DDnMaA
http://www.disneyexperience.com/models/marktwain_model.php
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2016, 07:10:01 pm »

http://visitwentworth.com.au/attractions/riverboat-rods-model-paddle-steamer-display/
I don't know if these are steam-powered (I've only seen them docking on thrusters) but:



Brisbane River.

Not quite a river boat, but the Forceful does seasonal river cruises.

On the Murray River:









Since you are a bit closer, any Australian riverboats to add to this site?  http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/riverboats/forum/topics/murray-river-paddlesteamers-australia 
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2016, 09:10:03 pm »

Norfolk (UK) Broads Paddle boat - "Southern Comfort"...



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chironex
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2016, 04:33:17 am »



The Gem is a live-steamer, which has the boiler and most of the engine, but the transmission is missing, as is the guidance system, assuming it ever actually was equipped with radio guidance. The caption claims it was used in The Last Outlaws.
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chironex
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2016, 09:15:44 am »

Look what just came up:
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2016/04/abandoned-steamboats-riverboats-paddle-steamers/
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2016, 10:39:51 am »

I went steaming on this Lady just last month.







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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2016, 11:35:45 am »

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chironex
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2016, 04:16:08 am »

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2016/05/szoke-tisza-szeged-abandoned/
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2017, 06:35:08 am »

We just went live with our Indegogo Campaign to build our electric sternwheeler, "Tesla's Revenge"!  Go check it out!!!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tesla-s-revenge/x/15817163#/
https://youtu.be/Ro6vlsqx_JA
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2017, 07:17:16 am »

We have them too, maybe not so Steampunk, but riverboats nonetheless - some of them actually part of the Navy in the 1940s (!?!):

Lake Austin Riverboats:

Lake Austin Riverboats - 60th Anniversary on Vimeo
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 02:58:24 pm »

J. Wilhelm - Thank you for posting the video.

You all have several sternwheelers in Texas including http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/riverboats/forum/topics/the-graceful-ghost-texas

This is all of the riverboats that I have been able to find so far http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/riverboats/forum  Any additional information would be appreciated. 

Hopefully we will have the opportunity to see more sternwheelers on the trip to the SteamPunk Cruise next month.  The COLONEL out of Galveston was a little disappointing last year since it has a fake freespinning  sternwheel.

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2017, 05:04:02 pm »

Here's an actual river activity, though I'm not sure where it is.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/how-to-live-the-steampunk-riverboat-life-of-your-dreams#.wqX4ay1ZQ


Oh, OK., now I see it's on the Mighty Mississipp...


There are several good write ups on the net about those house boats.  They are fairly inspirational
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2017, 05:07:16 pm »



 This is where an enjoy button would be handy
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2017, 05:10:17 pm »

We have them too, maybe not so Steampunk, but riverboats nonetheless - some of them actually part of the Navy in the 1940s (!?!):

Lake Austin Riverboats:

Lake Austin Riverboats - 60th Anniversary on Vimeo


 That was a lovely journey
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2017, 05:36:19 pm »


At risk of  damming the thread flow with posts,   my people  regularly  traveled  on this water route on the  Wanganui and Ohura Rivers .  It was  a hydro highway of its time .  They lived a wee hike from the Pipiriki stop.





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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2017, 08:38:54 am »

We have a riverboat up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that operates during the warmer seasons, the "Pride of the Susquehanna."



The boat itself was constructed in 1988 as a community project. According to the riverboat's website, it is a true paddle-wheel boat as the wheels are its only source of propulsion and steering, no rudders or props hidden anywhere. Supposedly only one of six authentic paddle-wheel boats operating in the United States?

http://harrisburgriverboat.com/about/

My fiancee and I considered being married on the boat. I'm sure it would have been an amusing ceremony, but we decided to go a different route.
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