Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pushing on the river

In case you thought that paddlewheel out there in the middle of the Mississippi River was just a decoration -- take a look at the massive cranks that pushes that thing around. After all, when you take a boat that big and put on a couple hundred people or more, you have to move a lot of water to push them around.

I got a real treat out of looking in the engine room.

--steve buser

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brattcat said...

Were you able to take photos in the engine room? I love seeing the way things work. Really nice photo, Steve.

Halcyon said...

Neat! It's cool to see stuff like that close up and find out how it works.

Wanda said...

Well a harty Heeeave.... Ho....Heave.... Ho-o-o-o-o-o-!! Glad I'm not the one at the crank!!