Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sailing Through Sundays on The JC: November 1959
Scarf-gal is our official JC Tour Guide today, as she attempts to pilot the Nile Princess. Something tells me she might be somewhat of a Princess.
Back in the day, alligators and water buffalo swam together in the same area.
This hippo looks like he’s about to jump on board; either that or swallow a guest whole.
The smoke from the skipper’s pistol is clouding over this shot. Kind of a “you are there moment.”
Looks like business is shrinking again for Trader Sam:
This tidbit was submitted by an anoymous reader: “Notice the "tiller " transmission lever on the first picture with the white handle. This was a gasoline powered boat. The throttle was on the floor and operated by the pilot's foot. The conversion to natural gas occurred around 1970 as the boats were overhauled. Made it much easier for us as then both throttle and transmission was in a single swing lever as it remains today.”
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