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Old 17th October 2013, 11:55
cshortridge73 cshortridge73 is offline  
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King Of The Snagboaters

Yes, he was "King of the Snagboaters"

Back in the early 1800's many of the southern rivers of the United States were clogged up with fallen trees....and it was generally fairly hard for riverboats to get from point A to point B. In fact there was the Red River in Arkansas so clogged up they called it "The Raft"

Well "Ole Henry" as a self-educated marine inventor designed and built the famed snagboats that cleared these southern rivers.
This made him so famous that a town was named after him...."Shreveport"
So HERE is how Henry Miller Shreve became the "King of the Snagboaters"
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Old 18th October 2013, 00:48
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good day, of the snagboats,a great story.the government took long anough to reconise his work.thank you for a most interesting story of river history.i always enjoy your post's.have a great day.regards ben27
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Old 19th October 2013, 12:29
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Thanks for another great story.

I really like the tv progs about the American loggers.

We got one recently about a father and son team harvesting very valuable sunken trees in Oregon, (I think).
Pop was real heart attack material, son was laid back and a bit slow.
Their gear was junk, but they were making a living, just.
The timber was used on fireplace surrounds an musical instruments and looked fantastic.
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