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  1. Richmond: Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed browsing through the catalog and looking especially at the airplanes. Many of which I was unfamiliar with and wish they were available today. May be a scratch building project in my future! Thanks again, Dave
  2. Hi Dave: I’d like to pull up a chair and follow your build. Quite a switch from your Battlestation. Regards, Dave
  3. Hi Dave: it looks great! Thanks for the share.
  4. Wow! Your Battle station is magnificent! I’m so glad your bringing it to Manitowoc!
  5. Hi Roger: Congratulations! I look forward to the announcement on April 6th that you have won the honor. It is certainly well deserved. Hopefully it will be warmer in April as well. Regards, Dave Evans Farmington, MN
  6. Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to travel to the Fairlawn Museum in Superior Wi to attend a book signing of Roger Pellett's new book entitled "Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company" published by Wayne State University Press. We were hosted by Sara Blanck, Executive Director of the Superior Public Museum, at Fairlawn which is across the street from the SS Meteor, the sole remaining whaleback in the world. After welcoming remarks by Sara; Jim Sharrow, PE who also has a long history with preserving this unique ship introduced Roger to the group. Roger gave a short presentation followed by a question and answer period on Alexander McDougall and the American Steel Barge Company tying together both the technical and business case for the design of the whaleback ship and the economics which ultimately led to its decline. While the Whaleback was primarily a Great Lakes design, examples could be found trading on both the east and west coast of the US and also in England. I'm fortunate to have a previous monograph that Roger wrote on the machinery of the SS Meteor and I look forward with great anticipation to read his new book on this fascinating class of vessels.

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