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1:43 - The Kentuckian

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Partial Transcript: So both of you lived here in Frankfort and went to the school system here in Frankfort?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers talks about the Kentuckian which is a paddle wheel boat that they built. They give boat specifications and explain why they built it the way they did.

Keywords: Paddle wheel; The Kentuckian

Subjects: Boatmen--Kentucky River (Ky.) Boats and boating--Kentucky River (Ky.) River boats--Kentucky River (Ky.) River steamers--Kentucky River (Ky.)

11:10 - Navigating the river

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Partial Transcript: What were some of the problems of running tow boats on the river?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers explain the difficulties and issues surrounding navigating on the Kentucky River. They say that fog is an issue and there are too many locks. They also say that Lock two is difficult and because of that the Brooklyn was swept over it.

Keywords: Brooklyn; Curry, Howard; Fog; Palisades; Tow boat

Subjects: Boating accidents--Kentucky River (Ky.) Boatmen--Kentucky River (Ky.) Boats and boating--Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.) River boats--Kentucky River (Ky.)

26:11 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: Was that the worst flood ever on the river, 78?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers talk about the flood of 1978 and say that it was the worst one on the Kentucky River.

Keywords: 1978

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

33:21 - Ice

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Partial Transcript: What about winter on the river?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers talk about the hazard of ice on the river and describe ice flows that they have experienced.

Keywords: Ice flow

Subjects: Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.--Kentucky River (Ky.)

37:29 - Infrastructure condition

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Partial Transcript: You said you were in the highway department, what about the bridges on the river?

Segment Synopsis: William Lynch says that the bridges over the river are kept in good condition, even the ones that go over the fault line. The Lynch brothers then talk about the condition of the locks and dams. They say that both are in need of serious repair.

Keywords: Bridge; Fault line

Subjects: Dams--Kentucky Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.)

46:56 - Water quality

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Partial Transcript: What about the water quality? Have you noticed any changes over the years?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers say that water quality has improved over the years. They talk about an oil refinery in Estill County that effected the water quality for years.

Keywords: Estill County, Kentucky; Oil refinery

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Water--Pollution--Kentucky

50:56 - Boats

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Partial Transcript: Around these bends, where do the shoals tend to build up?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers talk about various boats that they remember on the Kentucky River. They describe the construction of some of the boats.

Keywords: Boat construction; Falls City; Packet boat; Paddle wheel; Revonah; The Dixie; The Kentuckian; The Kentucky; The Majestic

Subjects: Boats and boating--Kentucky River (Ky.) River boats--Kentucky River (Ky.)

75:59 - Low water

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Partial Transcript: What's the lowest you ever seen the river around here at Frankfort?

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers say that when the water gets low, the water quality gets worse. They believe that dams have helped maintain consistent water levels so the level has not been very low in a long time.

Keywords: Boat draft; Buckhorn Dam; Frankfort, Kentucky; Water quality

Subjects: Dams--Kentucky Droughts--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Water--Pollution--Kentucky

84:13 - Fishing

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Partial Transcript: You said something a while ago about killing rough fish in the river.

Segment Synopsis: The Lynch brothers talk about fish being culled from the river with gillnets. They also discuss commercial fishing, the use of hook nets, and mussels.

Keywords: Commercial fishing; Gillet; Hook net; Mussel

Subjects: Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.)

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