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The owners of the Delta Queen planned to have the boat paddle her way around Meadows Lake during the Fair. It never happened, the investors would have lost a fortune. Look at the size of the Queen. I have been told, and believe to be true, that the average depth of the lake is about six feet. (Phil Ras was that you who told me that?). There was also talk of bring to the lake Cleopatra's Barge from the 1960's Hollywood movie Cleopatra. The barge was to be used as a restaurant. However, no one could find an economical way of getting the barge into the lake. The Santa Maria on the other hand was only sixty-three feet long, and was brought to the lake on a flatbed truck. <a href=" deltaqueen11.jpg" target="_blank"> deltaqueen11.jpg</a> <a href="http://www.steamboats.com/deltaqueenphotos.html" target="_blank">http://www.steamboats.com/deltaqueenphotos.html</a>

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It boggles the mind to think what it would have taken to get that ship into the lake - plus the fact that it would barely be able to turn around when it got to the other end! How long would a trip be? 2 minutes?

Here's another link about the Fair that mentions the Delta Queen - and the famous locomotive "The General". Does anyone remember seeing the train there, and if so, at what pavilion?

<a href="http://www.andrewsraid.com/gnyfair.html" target="_blank">http://www.andrewsraid.com/gnyfair.html</a>

Bill

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I remember seeing The General outside of the Better Living Pavilion. It was there to promote an exhibit on model trains. I saw a photo of The General in front of the Better Living Pavilion somewhere, but can't seem to find it now.

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Hood, I don't know if it was me who said it was 6 ft., I “fell” in there once, out of a rowboat, in about the middle. I was able to stand up and the water was a little more than waist deep.

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I guess Elsie wasn't the only guest to be at both New York fairs. <a href="http://www.andrewsraid.com/gcustody1.html" target="_blank">http://www.andrewsraid.com/gcustody1.html</a>

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