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Lewis and Clark return anniversary

It was cool to me to be docked at the St Louis waterfront today where Lewis and Clark returned on this date in 1806 after traveling across the continent for 2 years, 4 months, and 10 days. Their story is … Continue reading

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Departing St Louis

There is little more amazing than cruising the Mississippi beneath St Louis' Gateway Arch!

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Podcast about Orrin Ingram

In this episode we highlight the founder of the family business that has grown to be a leader in river shipping: Orrin Ingram and the Ingram Family.

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Podcast about engineer Charles Ellet Jr.

Today we highlight an 1800s engineer, bridge builder, and the visionary of today’s modern flood control system – Charles Ellet, Jr.

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Podcast about explorer Alexander Mackenzie 

In this episode we highlight the first Euro-American to cross North America: Alexander Mackenzie. Enjoy and share with your friends and family!

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Podcast about legendary river history writer Dr. Louis C. Hunter

This episode highlights the author of one of the great masterworks in chronicling the importance of river transportation and the steamboat era: Dr. Louis C. Hunter.

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Podcast about legendary Missouri River Captain Joseph LaBarge

In this episode, we review the life of one of the great Missouri River steamboat captains, Captain Joseph LaBarge.

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Podcast about the advocate for the Erie Canal

A canal to connect trade from the Great Lakes across New York to the Hudson River – that was the vision and accomplishment of New York governor DeWitt Clinton. Enjoy!

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Thankful this Memorial Day

We’re out lecturing and entertaining aboard American Cruise Lines’ riverboat “Queen of the West” along the Columbia River. We had a beautiful Memorial Day service onboard today while watching the spectacular scenery. I was powerfully reminded of the incredible freedom … Continue reading

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NRHF Podcast about steamboat inventor John Fitch

Today’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame highlights the life and career of inventor John Fitch. Twenty years before Robert Fulton built his first successful steamboat, inventor John Fitch debuted the first vessel in the United States to … Continue reading

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