Another new member here

kewl dude
2nd June 2008, 20:54
I literally grew up aboard ship. Not full time of course, but summers when school was closed I often spent much of my time aboard ship with my dad. Instead of my keying all this please take a look at:

A brief history of the Shenango Furnace Company:

Today the Col. James M. Schoonmaker is a museum ship in Toledo Ohio:

I ran across SN for the first time a few days ago while Googling Steam Turbines. Recently I was surprised to learn that in 2005-2007 sixty new build steam turbine LNG ships were ordered. So I have been researching this online.

After I quit the sea in 1976 I worked ashore in the maintenance department of a couple of hotels. In 1992 I started my own Computer Tutor business which I closed in 2002 when I retired at age 62.

In 1999 I joined doing volunteer work on Steam Engine Row

In October 2001 I accepted the challenge of six times a year producing, on a volunteer basis, our membership news magazine, The Ignitor. In February 2006 I accepted the additional volunteer responsibility for our web site.

Thank you,
Greg Hayden

steve Coombs
2nd June 2008, 20:57
Brilliant its a brilliant site

2nd June 2008, 21:13
Greetings Greg and a warm welcome to SN. Thanks for signing on and enjoy rhe site. Bon voyage.

K urgess
2nd June 2008, 21:35
Welcome aboard from northern England, Greg.
An interesting introduction and website.
I'm sure the crew will be interested in the sites and your research.
Find your way around the ship, join in and enjoy the voyage.

Steve Woodward
2nd June 2008, 22:07
Welcome to SN from suffolk - interesting stuff

3rd June 2008, 00:40
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



3rd June 2008, 01:42
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage