Pilot Houses, Page 3
GOLDEN EAGLE and GOLDENROD showboat tied up on the St. Louis levee
Press release attached to reverse side of print:
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO FROM NEW YORK
FOR RELEASE APRIL 17, 1938
"THE GOLDEN EAGLE READY TO SAIL"
The gay days of the Old Mississippi are coming back with a spectacular revival of commerce on the serpentine waterway.
Here's the GOLDEN EAGLE at its St. Louis dock, ready for another big season of excursions. The GOLDENROD, a show boat which played in St. Louis all last winter, is in the background
Captain Buck Leyhe in the Golden Eagle pilot house.
An advertisement for Thermo-Jac Shoelaces (see the laces on the models' frock and shorts) which was taken in the pilot house of the "Bayou Belle Restaurant" at St. Louis which looks like it was aboard the RIVER QUEEN. I didn't purchase this but saved the online picture as a novelty. Looks like early '60's and girl on right looks a lot like actress Mariette Hartley.
The St. Louis dining establishment called the Bayou Belle Restaurant was housed in a land bound retired sternwheeler originally named WHITE SPOT that was built around 1900. A cook book written as a tribute to the restaurant entitled "Bayou Belle: Memories and Recipes" by Jean Koprivica Surrisi and Dorothea L. Wolfgram was published by West Wine in St. Louis in 2001.
Detail photo that I took of Jim Hale's authentic pilot house on the 5 foot model of the CITY OF MONROE.
This pilot wheel from an unknown Columbia River steamboat is on display at the Bonneville Dam Museum on the Washington State side of the Columbia River. I took this during my 2006 pilgrimage to the Columbia.
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