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STEAMSHIP BEGINNINGS • Before steamships crossed the ocean, they plied the rivers. In 1819 the first steamboat made its way up the Missouri River as far as the site where Omaha sits today. It was called the Western Engineer and carried surveyors. It was shaped like a dragon monster, with the steam of the engines emitted from its mouth. It was hoped this fearful sight would prevent Indians from attacking the boat. Apparently the ploy was successful, as the boat encountered no trouble. FULTON’S MONOPOLY • Robert Fulton is remembered as the father of the steamboat, although John Fitch and John Stevens worked on the invention before him. Fulton adapted ideas of others and put steamboats in the public eye. He applied for a monopoly of steam traffic on the nation’s rivers. The state of New York granted him alone the right to operate steam powered boats within its boundaries. Fulton then asked for similar rights from other states. All turned him down except Louisiana. Controlling steam traffic in Louisiana meant that Fulton ultimately controlled much of the traffic on the Mississippi, because he could prevent all other steamships from reaching New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. • A man named Shreve was also interested in steamboats. To challenge Fulton’s monopoly, he took a boat called the Enterprise down the Mississippi to New Orleans. He put up bail for the boat as soon as he landed, before deputies had even attached it. He then returned north to build a better steamboat, called the Washington. • On her maiden voyage, the Washington set a speed record for travel from Louisville to New Orleans. The lawsuit against the Enterprise was still unsettled, and the Washington was quickly impounded. Shreve countered by getting a court order holding Fulton responsible for loss of income. • By now, people realized it was a mistake to let only one company run steamboats on the river. Public sentiment was against

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FULTON’S MONOPOLY (cont’d) Fulton. Seeing the writing on the wall, lawsuits were dropped and the monopoly was broken. • Later Shreve was appointed U.S. Superintendent of Western River Improvements. He invented the ‘snag boat’ which cleared some 300 miles of the Mississippi River of obstacles. Shreveport, Louisiana was named after him. —Fact— One of Shreve’s tasks was to dismantle a floating, living raft made of logs and live trees, weeds and shrubs. This huge tangled mass of vegetation was 26 miles (42 km) long. Each time the Mississippi River flooded, the raft would be lifted and moved to some other location, blocking shipping lanes where ever it went. It took Shreve five years and $311,000 merely to blast a channel through the center of the raft. It wasn’t until some 30 years later when, with the help of a new invention called nitroglycerin, U.S. Engineers were able to blast away the last of the Great Raft. BUGS IN THE SYSTEM • Shreve built many steamboats but his favorite was always the Washington. When a boiler exploded on June 9, 1819, Shreve was injured and 8 others died. This was the first in a long string of steamboat accidents. Besides exploding boilers,

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• At the age of 17, he took over management of his father’s large lumber yard. He then spent three years studying the shipping industry in Boston. When Samuel returned to Halifax from Boston at the age of 21, his father built a wharf and bought a schooner, and together they established the firm of A. Cunard & Son as they engaged in trading up and down the coast of Canada. Soon, a second ship was added in order to engage in river trade. • When the War of 1812 broke out, A. Cunard & Son was one of the few shipping outfits authorized to operate in American waters while flying a neutral flag. When the war ended, Samuel went to England where be obtained the contract to carry mail from Britain to Bermuda once a month. By 1814, Bermuda enjoyed the most reliable mail delivery of any of the British colonies. In 1816, Samuel Cunard was also granted the contract to carry mail from England to Boston.

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another problem was the incredible heights of the boats. At first steamboats were only double-deckers, then a third and fourth deck were added. These towering boats could not hold their own against crosswinds and were often blown into shoals. Another danger was the fact that the entire boats were made of wood and were extremely flammable.

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• By 1825, the Cunard brothers were becoming interested in a new invention, the steamship. They commissioned the construction of their first steamer, the Royal William. • The Royal William ran between Halifax and Quebec. When a cholera outbreak forced the Royal William into quarantine, the company nearly went bankrupt, but Samuel Cunard was convinced that transatlantic steamship service was feasible. To test his theory, in 1833, he took the Royal William across the Atlantic from Canada to England, making the trip in only 17 days. While in England, he sold the ship. • Five years later, Samuel Cunard was in England when he saw several side-wheel paddle steamships under construction in the race to be the first steamer to travel across the Atlantic from England to America. He followed the story of the race between the Sirius and the Great Western with interest. • Back in Canada, he saw an ad in the London Times: “Steam vessels required for conveying Her Majesty’s Mails and Dispatches between England and Halifax, N.S., and also between England, Halifax and New York.” Cunard set sail for England at once, where he won the contract. He commissioned the construction of three steamers, knowing that this venture would make or break him. The new firm was called Cunard’s Company, shortened to simply Cunard’s. By 1940, Samuel Cunard had three steamers making regular ocean crossings in only 12 days. • After establishing an unbeatable reputation for safety, Cunard began investing in ocean liners, dominating the Atlantic passenger trade with ships such as the RMS Queen Mary, the RMS Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Elizabeth II.


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Tuesday night adult drop in Badminton Held at the OLPH gym (635 Tranquille Rd) 7:00 - 8:30 pm with a $5.00 drop in Kamloops Model Railway Show, May 2nd, 6:00 PM fee and we provide the birdies. Any further information at till 9:00 PM, and May 3rd, 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM, at the 250.579.0193. Calvary Community Church on Rogers Way. Door prizes, operating model train layouts, sales, displays, movie shows, The Kamloops Family History Society meetings take refreshments, and a special concert by the Kamloops Rube place the 4th Thursday of each month except June, July, Band. All proceeds go to getting the Kamloops steam August & December, 7-9 pm at Heritage House Riverside locomotive #2141 back ‘on track’ into operation. For further Park. All are welcome. For more info call 250-372-5679 information call Brian at [250] 377-8510 Indoor farmers market at the Sahali Centre Mall, which ARTHRITIS Self-Management Program Become a runs from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., every 1st & 3rd Saturday (twice Fibromyalgia and Arthritis Self-Manager: Set goals and a month) in Jan., Feb., Mar., & Apr. 2014. Features meat create action plans. Understand available treatments. products, farm produce, baking, arts, crafts and more. New Learn ways to cope with your pain. 6 consecutive Tuesday vendors welcome, if you “Bake It, Make It, Grow It”. For info: mornings May 6 – June 10th 9:30 – 11:30 am. Location: Andy at 250-577-3810, or DandyMe2@hotmail.com. Visions Southwest Community Church 700 Hugh Alan Dr. Cost: Farmers Market Society (non-profit). $25 (includes Arthritis Helpbook); A family member or friend can attend for $10. Space is limited; to register please Fraternal Order of Eagles – 755 Tranquille Road – 250phone toll-free 1-866-414-7766 376-4633. Dinner and Entertainment/Dancing with “Elvis” and “Roy Orbison” Impersonators. Friday, May 2nd - $25.00 Spring Cleaning? The Thrift Seller on Victoria Street really per person or $15.00 per person for “Entertainment Only” needs donations. Thanks to your generosity last year we Steak Dinner - 5:30 pm (please reserve tickets by April 28th were able to pledge $226,000 to RIH for the purchase of if you are attending the dinner) Entertainment starting at special equipment. Please help us realize this goal, your 7:00 pm continued support is appreciated. Kamloops Co-Ed Rec Soccer FO Eagles Weekly Events – 755 Tranquille Road For laid back people aged 18 to 100. Everyone gets included. No aggressive play. Every Friday 6 p.m. Cottonwood Field Sunday – Ladies Auxiliary Meat Draw – 3:00 to 5:00 pm (950 Cottonwood Avenue, next to the Christian School) Karaoke with Jan & Steve – 7:00 pm Tuesday – Keno Tuesday – win $25.00 in Keno – 4:30 – 5:30 April to June. Bring cleats, shin pads, white and dark t-shirt. For more info. Contact: 250-554-9616 pm Wednesday - Horse Races with “Big Jim” = 4:00 pm Gun & Antique Show & Sale May 3 & 4. McArthur Island Thursday – Darts – 7:00 pm Sports Center - 12th Street South, Kamloops. 9-5 Sat, 9-3 Friday – Jam Session – Everyone Welcome – 6:30 pm Sun. Adult $6 Seniors $4; 12 +under free. Saturday – Aerie Meat Draw – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Drop-in Table Tennis. Everyone from beginners to competitive players are invited to join us in playing table tennis at the former Westsyde Elementary School, 3550 Westsyde Road on Mondays 12:30 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Drop in fee is $3.00. FMI call Sharon @ 250-554-0278.

Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans Association Anavets on the River is holding karaoke night on Friday. Come and enjoy our Friday dinner special prior to karaoke - meat draws all weekend. Anavets - all are welcome where Tranquille meets Royal Ave in North Kamloops.

Kamloops Rube Band - SOS: Save Our Steam Train. CNIB is hosting a Service Day at 546 St. Paul Street on May Saturday May 3, 2014, 1pm. Calvary Community Church. 7, 2014. Various services of CNIB will be present. For more Admission to Concert by Donation. All proceeds to the information including time, please call Les Nolin at CNIB restauration of the 2141 Steam Locomotive. (250-374-8080)

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