MISSISSIPPI RIVER FOLK BACKGROUND
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Capt. Walter A. Blair Notes Changes In Ownership of the
Le Claire Boat yards. Some of Its Famous Rafters
Walter A. Blair
The West Rambo (107;x20'x3,6') was built in Le Claire in 1884 for Capt. J.W. Rambo, Jacob Suiter and some others who later were incorporated as the Upper Rapids transit Co. She had one boiler engines-11'x31/2'. J.H. Manwaring installed her machinery and I think supervised her construction. She was used only to help over the rapids. She had no cabin, but a double length pilot house.
Source: The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Davenport, Ia., Davenport, Ia., Davenport, Ia.,Davenport, Ia., 20 Mar 1932.
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