The water comes from a canal system, originally established as early as 600 A.D. by the Hohokam Indians. Hundreds of miles of canals deliver water from the Salt and Gila Rivers to all areas of Phoenix. They call it Phoenix because the city rose from the ashes of this ancient civilization.
While we are waiting for the boats, does anybody want to play a game of checkers?
Attention everybody! We have received word that the winner of the race is the Steamboats.org crew in Germany: Franz, Carmen, and Leonie.
Join us at Nori's place for the awards ceremony.
A comment from our winning boat captain:
"What a perfect year! Having met so many steamboat friends this summer, than eventually making it to Tall Stacks and now even winning the famous virtual steamboat race with steamboats.org. Can it come any better?"
- Franz Neumeier
Steamboats.com thanks the participants in this year's race:
Franz, Carmen, and Leonie of Steamboats.org, Munich, Germany
Jerry Canavit - no website, but still the world's leading steamboat historian
and our judge this year, Paul Motter of CruiseMates.com, The Complete Online Cruise Guide and Community.