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A steam engine is used to drive the paddle wheel. This steam engine is basically the same as steam engines of the last century.
The American Queen's stern wheel is driven by a four cylinder, horizontally-inclined, tandem-piston, steeple compounded, double-acting reciprocating steam engine.
The engine came from the U.S army ...
... family mansion, nicely furnished and with friendly volunteers.
Last stop was to the lower Mississippi museum which had some very good exhibits including models of river boats over the years.
After lunch paid another visit to the engine room.
The show tonight was songs from Broadway - very good indeed, especially the black girl singing ...
Natchez is a beautiful Mississippi river town, filled with history. Both a national and city cemetery can be found on a hill above the old town area. The streets climbing up to the cemeteries are beautiful, filled with pre- Civil War homes and mansions, many still in tact. It is here in Natchez that I found myself inheriting a fascination of old cemeteries, passed down to me by my Grandmother and Mother. The city cemetery is huge ...
Today started bright and sunny. Temps promise to be in the low 80s, but with rain and thunderstorms forecast for this evening.
Our house tour for today is The Towers, named for the towers it once had. It was built in 1798 with additions in 1826 and 1858. The house had Italianate wings with 3 floors. The family had a fire in one tower in the 1930's (teenager sneaking a smoke in her roomL) and destroyed the third floor of ...
... the Conner family for six generations, bought by Jane Conner in 1849- a widow with 13 children! It survived! I was interested in staying here as the Conners are mentioned in a reconstruction diary I have been reading. Mrs. Feltus, the current owner, is very gracious. The home has been lovingly preserved with federal period antiques, and has 6 acres of lovely gardens surrounding it in a ...