Re: BIG pop-pop boat!
Thanks for putting up the sketch of the EXPERIMENT. I replaced it with a photo of the replica. I thought it quite fitting.
I learned just this morning that my ride on the "EXPERIMENT" will be its last cruise. It will be retired when the Rumseians return to Shepherdstown. It will most likely go on static display in the Shepherds town area
A point of interest: The boat is approximately 30' long. The steam engine that drives the waterjet pump is rated a 1 HP.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pete B." <georgeyyy@...> wrote:
> I've been invited to join the Rumseian Group on "The Experiment" at the
> Clermont Site Steamboat Meet on the Hudson River.
> The group is from Shepherdstown, WV. Their boat is a 2/3 scale replica
> of James Rumsey's boat from 1787. It is propelled by drawing water in
> from a bow tube and expelling water & steam from a stern tube. Sound
> familar? Check out their site. http://www.jamesrumsey.org/
> I've been acting as their liason with the town of Saugerties, NY (Launch
> site) and The Clermont Historic Site. If you live in the Northeast join
> us on August 18th & 19th to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the
> first"successful" steamboat.
> PS: Questions drop me a line