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Photographer:Magogman [View profile]Title:James C. EcholsAdded:Jan 29, 2011
Captured:June 23, 2009IMO:UnavailableHits:2,613
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
High and dry and likely not to sail again is the James C. Echols. A sign on the side of the vessel states "world's first natural gas powered passenger ferry." There you have it, a first for!

Moved to wrecks and relics by David_s, Amin PV.
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priyank on Aug 30, 2011 21:53 (8 years ago)
it look like a bunk house now ,2 story bunk
keeyoh on May 29, 2011 21:26 (8 years ago)
Well, seeing as how I'm sitting on the JAMES C ECHOLS as she ferries across the Elizabeth River right now, I guess she did sail again. I'm curious about the story behind her though.
mangler on May 13, 2011 01:20 (8 years ago)
Not a real paddle boat. I was on the crew at Lyon Shipyard in Norfolk Virginia that did the conversion to natural gas. It carried people across the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth Virginia. HRT on side is Hampton Roads Transportation, I believe.
Robert J Smith on Feb 06, 2011 15:37 (8 years ago)
I mention of her "natural gas" here

Maybe shes should be in preseved vessels rather than wrecks & relics.

Magogman on Feb 04, 2011 03:56 (8 years ago)
I doubt it is a real paddle boat. Have seen a few dozen fake ones, almost all of them used for excursions. Really tacky.
Jens Boldt on Jan 30, 2011 08:34 (8 years ago)
A pity... I suppose she's a real paddle steamer? As you might know we also got two here at Hamburg for harbour trips. One is a fake and the other is said to be a real one (though built within the last 10 to 15 years I believe). But to me they look kind of displaced here...
Magogman on Jan 30, 2011 01:27 (8 years ago)
I was just guessing -- it was in pretty bad condition upon close examination and looked like something the general public would not flock to.
Jens Boldt on Jan 29, 2011 21:23 (8 years ago)
Cool shot! What happened to her that she's not likely to sail again?
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