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1000+ Days Ago

Note:  If you haven’t read “my” long comment to yesterday’s ‘SterCrazy 3 post, I added much more info from Robin Denny about the Bug roadster there. March 23, 2017.    So how many folks are standing at a high point of the Evergreen ship? Two?  Six?  More?   It was something of an optical illusion, because […]

‘Ster Crazy 3

The background for this ‘ster crazy series is here.   Also, it was just over five years ago that I first strayed into the truckster realm.   today . . . after sitting on these photos too many months, let’s do . . . Roadster.  Imagine you have a Triumph Vitesse, early 1960s, a unique car, […]

Other Peoples Photos 70

I’m still working to catch up and photos some of you have sent. First, from Scotland and Robin Denny, it’s Seal Carr (1983) and Oxcar, 1978 and looking almost like the USACE colors.  They’re working MV Saga Pearl 11 out of Firth of Forth, port of Edinburgh. From Port Newark and Tony A, it’s scrap . […]

Relief Crew 21: Jet-Propelled Paddle Steamer

Oops!  I meant this for tomorrow. Today Robin Denny offers his second relief post.  Here are all the previous ones. Clyde paddle-steamer Lucy Ashton operated from 1888 until 1949, at which time she was taken out of service and was about to be broken up.  But scrapping or reefing isn’t the only thing to do […]

Relief Crew 20: Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott‘s 1810 publication of The Lady of the Lake, an epic poem which sold 25,000 copies in eight months, triggered Scottish tourism, by rail and boat. Tourism demand boomed:   the early six or eight oared galleys were replaced by the small 70′ steamboat Rob Roy (1845), then a 90′ steamyacht Rob Roy and lastly […]