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May 2011 : 1 2 14 15 16 20 21

Sunday, May 1, 2011
Where: Newport, KY to Louisville, KY, via Madison, IN
Sunday, May 1, 2011
In celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the first steamboat on the Mississippi River, the Rivers Institute at Hanover University, Madison, IN, has scheduled cruises on steam powered sternwheelers. The first of these is May 1 & 2, traveling aboard the "Belle of Cincinnati" from Newport, KY to Louisville, KY (with a stop overnight in Madison, IN) to participate in the Derby Great Steamboat Race. Onboard presentations and speakers will provide background and history.
Use the website of the Rivers Institute, http://rivers.hanover.edu/newsevents/bicentennialhistoryday.php

Monday, May 2, 2011
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Where: Newport, KY to Louisville, KY, via Madison, IN
Monday, May 2, 2011
In celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the first steamboat on the Mississippi River, the Rivers Institute at Hanover University, Madison, IN, has scheduled cruises on steam powered sternwheelers. The first of these is May 1 & 2, traveling aboard the "Belle of Cincinnati" from Newport, KY to Louisville, KY (with a stop overnight in Madison, IN) to participate in the Derby Great Steamboat Race. Onboard presentations and speakers will provide background and history.
Use the website of the Rivers Institute, http://rivers.hanover.edu/newsevents/bicentennialhistoryday.php

Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Where: Charles Bridge, Vltava River, Prague, Czech Republic
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Celebrating St. John of Nepomuk - patron saint of bridges, ship mongers, ferrymen and navigators - this once again annual event is celebrated (as it has been since the beginning of the 18th century) near the Charles Bridge on the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Due to St. John's widespread acceptance: patron of Bavaria, venerated by the Imperial family of Vienna; this is, once again, becoming a very important event in central Europe.

In its third year, an event celebrating boatmen and their boats. Originally for Venetian gondolieri, it is now open to most boatment and their boats, and most particularly to steamboaters. Although the closing date to register for special perks (like free accommodations and meals) with a steamboat is April 14, I'm sure the organizers will give some leeway. Contact them at: navalis@navalis.cz or via the website below and mention the International Steamboat Society.

Even if you won't have a steamboat available, if you're going to be in east Europe check out the website at http://www.navalis.cz/cz/ and see if it's something you'd like to visit.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011
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Where: Charles Bridge, Vltava River, Prague, Czech Republic
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Celebrating St. John of Nepomuk - patron saint of bridges, ship mongers, ferrymen and navigators - this once again annual event is celebrated (as it has been since the beginning of the 18th century) near the Charles Bridge on the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Due to St. John's widespread acceptance: patron of Bavaria, venerated by the Imperial family of Vienna; this is, once again, becoming a very important event in central Europe.

In its third year, an event celebrating boatmen and their boats. Originally for Venetian gondolieri, it is now open to most boatment and their boats, and most particularly to steamboaters. Although the closing date to register for special perks (like free accommodations and meals) with a steamboat is April 14, I'm sure the organizers will give some leeway. Contact them at: navalis@navalis.cz or via the website below and mention the International Steamboat Society.

Even if you won't have a steamboat available, if you're going to be in east Europe check out the website at http://www.navalis.cz/cz/ and see if it's something you'd like to visit.

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Monday, May 16, 2011
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Where: Charles Bridge, Vltava River, Prague, Czech Republic
Monday, May 16, 2011
Celebrating St. John of Nepomuk - patron saint of bridges, ship mongers, ferrymen and navigators - this once again annual event is celebrated (as it has been since the beginning of the 18th century) near the Charles Bridge on the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Due to St. John's widespread acceptance: patron of Bavaria, venerated by the Imperial family of Vienna; this is, once again, becoming a very important event in central Europe.

In its third year, an event celebrating boatmen and their boats. Originally for Venetian gondolieri, it is now open to most boatment and their boats, and most particularly to steamboaters. Although the closing date to register for special perks (like free accommodations and meals) with a steamboat is April 14, I'm sure the organizers will give some leeway. Contact them at: navalis@navalis.cz or via the website below and mention the International Steamboat Society.

Even if you won't have a steamboat available, if you're going to be in east Europe check out the website at http://www.navalis.cz/cz/ and see if it's something you'd like to visit.

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Friday, May 20, 2011
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Event Title: CAddo Lake Steamboat Meet
Where: Caddo Lake - Shady Glade Marina, Uncertain Texas
Friday, May 20, 2011
The 2011 Caddo Lake Steamboat Meet will be located at Shady Glade Marina in Uncertain, Texas on May 20 - 21. We will spend Friday and Saturday exploring the many boat roads through looming Cypress trees and Spanish Moss. For those of you who would like to start early, some of us will start arriving with boats on Thursday.
Friday afternoon May 20, we are planning to tour the historic steam powered McNeill Street Pump Station in Shreveport. See http://www.mcneillstreet.org/ for location and details.
Saturday afternoon we will cruise up river from the lake to the Riverbend restaurant, meeting there around 6:00. They are located down the road from the old Big Pines Lodge location and their number is 903.679.9000.
For reservations, call Shady Glade Marina 903.789 .3295 or see http://www.shadygladeresort.com/ . At this time, they have blocked the hotel rooms for us; with RV and electrical hookups, and tent camping also available. When making reservations, mention you are attending the Steamboat Meet.
For additional information on the area, see http://www.uncertain-tx.com or http://www.caddolake.org . Chamber of Commerce contact numbers are: Caddo Lake Area 866-282-2336, Jefferson 903-665-2672, and Marshall 903-935-7868.
For more info or to register: Michael and Kathy Davis, 7108 Douglas Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76180, 817-680-9227 M's cell, rmkdavis@netzero.com





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Saturday, May 21, 2011
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Event Title: CAddo Lake Steamboat Meet
Where: Caddo Lake - Shady Glade Marina, Uncertain Texas
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The 2011 Caddo Lake Steamboat Meet will be located at Shady Glade Marina in Uncertain, Texas on May 20 - 21. We will spend Friday and Saturday exploring the many boat roads through looming Cypress trees and Spanish Moss. For those of you who would like to start early, some of us will start arriving with boats on Thursday.
Friday afternoon May 20, we are planning to tour the historic steam powered McNeill Street Pump Station in Shreveport. See http://www.mcneillstreet.org/ for location and details.
Saturday afternoon we will cruise up river from the lake to the Riverbend restaurant, meeting there around 6:00. They are located down the road from the old Big Pines Lodge location and their number is 903.679.9000.
For reservations, call Shady Glade Marina 903.789 .3295 or see http://www.shadygladeresort.com/ . At this time, they have blocked the hotel rooms for us; with RV and electrical hookups, and tent camping also available. When making reservations, mention you are attending the Steamboat Meet.
For additional information on the area, see http://www.uncertain-tx.com or http://www.caddolake.org . Chamber of Commerce contact numbers are: Caddo Lake Area 866-282-2336, Jefferson 903-665-2672, and Marshall 903-935-7868.
For more info or to register: Michael and Kathy Davis, 7108 Douglas Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76180, 817-680-9227 M's cell, rmkdavis@netzero.com





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