Riverboat Adds Electric Generator in 1921

(01/29/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/24/1921.

The Steamer Violet, the efficient and accomodating mail packet between here and Creston, has installed an electric light plant which was purchased at the Oles Garage.  This will add to the boats efficiency.  The Violet has been in the service for something like a month now and has not missed a trip.  The water is getting very low but the masters of the craft declare their intention of making trips as long as the boat has a bottom.  That the public appreciates the efficient service of the Messrs. Williams is evidenced by the liberal patronage given the boat.