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Old 07-28-2011, 02:54 AM
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Default Old Steam Engine History

This question came up the other day, no one knew the answer so I figured someone on here might know. Where did the old steam engine come from at the washout on the west side of Big Lake? I know there was a civil war battle around Monkey Island and one of the yankee gunboat's steam engines was damaged, I wonder if that is it?
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:03 AM
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Not a clue Pat but I sure hope someone can answer this for you so I can learn it also. I've often wondered the same thing, just never thought to ask.

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Old 07-28-2011, 03:23 AM
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I'm sure Buddy Oaks can give a good story for this.......... I know a little but pm Buddy and he can post it for all of us
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:25 AM
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I'm sure Buddy Oaks can give a good story for this.......... I know a little but pm Buddy and he can post it for all of us
You getting ready to go tear them trouts up again?

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Old 07-28-2011, 03:27 AM
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Yea I'm going tear up 7 days of work....then off for 21.......
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:30 AM
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Yea I'm going tear up 7 days of work....then off for 21.......
Be safe and have a good set. I'm sure the fish will be waiting for you when you get back.

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:40 AM
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As far as I know the steam engine is whats left of an old dredge.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:48 AM
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Yea that's what I've been told or heard about steam engine....and it was just to big to remove at the time
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Buddy can give the details, it's not a steam engine, it's a diesel engine from an old tugboat. The whole story as in the Am Press a while back.
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I was just bringin up the same thing about the steam engine while fishing with a buddy the other day. Reminds me of that movie "Sahara".
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:43 AM
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It was one of the LAWTONS boat way back when..If you dont know them they owned the the cm tower which is hibernia tower in lake charles, land scape mngt, oil fields, ranches, old money...very nice peeps, went to school with one of the great grand daughters...pops gave me the low down this weekend when i brought him by it sat...think it was a oil boat that had motor probs and sand rite dere and there for ever...lol.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:51 AM
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Come on Buddy clear this up . I was told it was one of WT Burton's fleet and caught fire .
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Obama said george bush put it therr.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:07 AM
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http://www.wtblock.com/wtblockjr/calcasie.htm
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willi that might be it, think i might have the names mixed up.
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That gave me a good laugh.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:21 AM
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Mr. Block died a couple of years ago. He wrote some fantastic books about the Sabine/Cameron areas.
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I have been reading some of the stories from this website lately. I find it very interesting. Read the ones about Skull Island, Pavell's Island, Jean Lafitte in SW La and the CSS Josiah Bell. They are really good. Also enjoyed the one about the Battle of Calcasieu Pass.
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He was from Texas, but his family was from the Cameron and Sabine Pass areas. He did a lot of book signing and told stories about books he was going to write. Great guy. Great stories. He knew a lot about local history.
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