The Calliope Of The Capitol The Calliope Of The Capitol
The Calliope Of The Capitol

The passing on July 14 of Capt. Bill Streckfus at age 88 brings to mind that he took special interest in maintaining the 32-note Nichol calliope that was perched high… Read More

Capt. Joseph Schaum, 90, of Sardis, Ohio, died December 14, 2022, at the West Virginia University Medicine Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va. He had a 50-year license from… Read More

Capt. Donald H. Summers, 95, of St. Louis, Mo., a former captain for the excursion steamers Admiral and President, died December 26. Summers served in the U.S. Navy during World… Read More

Letter: The Admiral

January 18, 2021

I always learn something from the Old Boat Column—and also have the fun of my memory being kicked a little down the river. Keith Norrington’s article on Twilight on The Levee… Read More

Curran Streckfus, 77, alternate master of the steamer Admiral in the early 1970s and master of the mv. President in the late ’70s in New Orleans, died October 23. Capt. Read More