Shivers up my spine, I was lying every time, 2016
Wood, fluorescent lights, voile
1:1 scale reproductions of the top 12′ of the smokestacks from the Tennessee Belle
5341: Tennessee Belle
Stw p wh b. Paducah, Ky., 1923. 176 x 33 x 6. This was a major rebuilding program, converting the KENTUCKY (b. Jeffersonville, Ind., 1904). Owned by St. Louis & Tennessee River Packet Co. Sold to Capt. Dick Dicharry summer of 1927 who took her to the lower Mississippi. She was publicized in Thomas Benton’s book An Artist in America, published by McBride in 1937, having become the sole remaining steam packet on the lower Mississippi. Sank Feb. 3, 1936, between Lake Providence and Vicksburg. Burned at Natchez Island, three miles below Natchez, early November 1942. Capt. Charles G. Barker was master at the time.
Way’s Packet Directory, 1848-1983, Compiled by Frederick Way, Jr. (1983)