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Steamboats converge on Waterford for annual gathering

Don Fenstermacher, Jr., of Quakertown, PA, and his 7 year old son Dylan, operate the Phoebe Snow steamboat during the 14th annual Steamboat Meet at Waterford Waterfront on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Don Fenstermacher, Jr., of Quakertown, PA, and his 7 year old son Dylan, operate the Phoebe Snow steamboat during the 14th annual Steamboat Meet at Waterford Waterfront on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
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“I thought for a minute that was a Herreshoff engine,” Brandon Pena said, squinting into a 26-foot steamboat where its proud owner sat. “You’re a very astute young man,” said Tim Lynch, 68. “It is, indeed.” “It is?” asked Pena, 22, a conductor’s cap on his head and engine grease on his gray T-shirt. He was right to be skeptical. “It is a replica of the idea of a Herreshoff engine,” Lynch said. Talk of ...


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