20, 1920 to August 13, 1920
Jenkins scraping out at the Ways July 20 -21 -22, 1920
Beacon July 22 Furnace and wheel repairs
Brown July 26, 1920 Furnace - tiller bars - both niggers
Voyager August 2, 1920 repairs to the Doctor1 bed plate
Conqueror August 9, 1920 wheel repairs - 1 chock bolted -
nosing iron - corner bands - ridge pole - steering gear - stair rail -
closet - furnace - bridge wall repaired2
Risher August 11, 1920 repairs - Boilers shoe pipe - Closet
- Ice box
in via J.C. Risher August 13, 1920
Pump boat #26
docked July 28, 1920 all new Hull - cabin over to one side
straightened - 2 wells - calked all over - new mud drum3- ash pan and
brick work new - Hull and cabin painted finished September
The Doctor was a large steam driven pump
that supplied water to the boilers.
2) The Bridge
would be part of the support structure for the bridge. The bridge was a
little walkway that ran out from both sides of the pilothouse to the
outside edge of the boiler deck roof . The Captain and Pilots could walk
out there and get a better look at the side of the boat and tow when
going through locks and making landings.
JW's usage of the word
"bridge" may refer to a truss support system, built to reinforce
the floor above, i.e. above the boilers.
A Mud Drum was a steel cylinder that was mounted crossways underneath the
boilers and was connected via pipes to all of them. As the river water
circulated through the boilers the sediment, or "mud", would
settle into this container. Periodically the crew would open a steam
line connected to the mud drum and flush this accumulation out through a
pipe and back into the river.
courtesy of Gary Imwalle.
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