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ARCHIE_CALVERT
05-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Anyone know any more, like who built it and what happened to it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I'm unable to find anymore on the net or any photos...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SteelLogSteamer.jpg

ARCHIE_CALVERT
05-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Anyone know any more, like who built it and what happened to it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I'm unable to find anymore on the net or any photos...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SteelLogSteamer.jpg

Tbag_13
05-13-2007, 05:03 PM
Thanks a lot for that, pretty cool. I'm a naval architect myself but I've never seen this one. Excellent, it's sad that he never tried the transatlantic version.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
05-13-2007, 05:20 PM
Well like I said before I can't find diddly on it...

How come something like this hasn't been on the History Channel or Exquenox...

Naval architect eh... Wouldn't something like that be a wee bit of a handful in rough weather though?

Dagnabit
05-13-2007, 10:40 PM
Archie,
I live near Lake michigan, and have read alot about Great Lakes Shipping. But I have never heard of, or seen anything like this. There are a few Maritime museums around Michigan and I plan on visiting one of them next week to get pictures of a WWII submarine, the USS Silversides, and some Coast Guard ships as well.
I want to get some pictures in the inside, of living quarters, torpedo rooms, engines, and wherever I can squeeze my big a$$ into.
Im sure they wont have info on the steamer you have posted here but maybe they can point me in the right direction. I have been on this sub twice, once before it was officialy opened to the public, and the next time it was closed for maintenance. I have also twice visited the captured german sub at the museum in Chicago.
I guess this is a good time to learn how to post pictures here eh?

Regards
Dag

Esel1964
05-14-2007, 01:28 AM
Roll your way across the Atlantic!?!
What happens in 30 ft' seas,which may flood out steam power!?!, esp. in an oversized barrel.

Dagnabit-place the pic/s you're interested in my pictures.Go to Photobucket.com,and open an account-move your pics to your Photobucket acct.-then when it asks for image URL,copy/paste the Photobucket URL.
You're using Photobucket as a free 'storage'/access place.
That's basically it.Good luck http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Dagnabit
05-14-2007, 09:09 PM
Esel1964, Thanks for the heads up Ill give it a go soon. Much appreciated.

Waldo.Pepper
05-17-2007, 01:32 AM
I know it doesn't look like it but there are mucho details about this 'ship' in this book.

http://www.biblio.com/books/79088515.html

I have the book somewhere's. I bought several copies and gave most away. I may still have one left.

I believe the 'ship' ended its days literally built into a breakwater in Ontario. It is still entombed in Earth I believe.

woofiedog
05-17-2007, 02:27 AM
Quite the boat! LoL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Links [you have to scroll down on the page to see the articles]... :

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/01/30/freak-vehicle...-air-land-and-water/ (http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/01/30/freak-vehicles-for-air-land-and-water/)

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/index.php?s=steel+log+steamer

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/9-1933/lrg_cover.jpg

ARCHIE_CALVERT
05-17-2007, 03:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
I know it doesn't look like it but there are mucho details about this 'ship' in this book.

http://www.biblio.com/books/79088515.html

I have the book somewhere's. I bought several copies and gave most away. I may still have one left.

I believe the 'ship' ended its days literally built into a breakwater in Ontario. It is still entombed in Earth I believe. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Waldo... Thank you for this info, I will do a search for the book over here in Blighty.

It is still entombed in Earth I believe.

Sounds like an ending fit for a Dr Who series...

Cheers Waldo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

On order, though I could only get a copy from Canada or the States... 12 including shipping.

The Great Farini: The High Wire Life of William Hunt
The biography of perhaps the most colourful character in Canadian history. Born Bill Hunt in Lockport, NY and raised near Port Hope, Ontario, he began his career by walking on a rope high above the Ganaraska River in downtown Port Hope on October 1, 1859 using the name Signor Farini. This was done in defiance of his father. Leaving home soon after, he confronted the legendary Blondin in a high-wire competition at Niagara Falls in 1860. His performances brought him worldwide fame. He crossed before thousands: standing on his head, carrying a man on his back, performing in darkness, and lugging a washing machine on his back. Four years later he would walk in the rapids along the brink of Niagara's American Falls on stilts; then he would dazzle Europe as one of the first flying trapeze stars, mastermind some of the world's most daring circus acts, like El Nino, Mlle. Lulu (El Nino in drag), Zazel the human cannonball (an act he invented), Krao the Missing Link (a famous "freak") and many others. He would be an author, an explorer (of the Kalahari Desert), a businessman, an engineer, an inventor, an artist...a true and dramatic renaissance man. He died in Port Hope, Ontario on January 18, 1929, in his 91st year.

Tbag_13
05-17-2007, 04:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wouldn't something like that be a wee bit of a handful in rough weather though? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess that thing would not stand the Atlantic but I'm not sure in which way it would disintegrate. No, really, it is quiet difficult to guess how that waterwheel would behave in rough seas. The advantage is that it cannot capsize so it should have no huge problem with floating parallel to the waves which usually is the end of every convential ship. Problem would be the open ends in rough weather and it must have been a pain to maneuver that thing!

K_Freddie
05-17-2007, 04:25 PM
For the time it was a unique idea, but with hindsight today..
Stability at high speed is always been a problem and generally -
The higher the speed the longer (not width) the craft is a well known physical phenomena.

The Russain and US attack subs, teardrop shape and long.
SR71 plane is long and thin.
Battleships/large ships are long and thin

Nice idea but could never work I'm afraid http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

ARCHIE_CALVERT
06-01-2007, 02:31 PM
Here's an up date i've compiled from the web...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Knapp-Roller-Boat-Origin-Lo.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Knapp-Roller-Boat-Origin-L.jpg