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 Post subject: Re: Wheelhouse
Unread postPosted: August 21, 2016, 12:08 pm 
That started based on the idea that the pilothouse crew would have a better vantage point for navigating the confined waters of the various connecting waterways. In fog on the open lake it was to also give the pilothouse crew a better shot at seeing/hearing things infront of them. In the days before radar it was a real concern.


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Unread postPosted: August 20, 2016, 5:07 pm 
Can you tell me why on the lakers built before the 70's , they had the wheelhouse at the fore part of the vessel ?

Hoping to get an answer

Gill


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