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The story of
Back many years ago
when paddleboats ran on the Mississippi River, a few of the
operators were sitting around in a local tavern in Louisiana. The
night was full of fog and they were all talking about the weather.
The fog was so thick that none of them were willing to make their
run up the Mississippi River. As the story goes, on nights like this
everyone claimed the devil was in the Mississippi River and no one
would travel by water.
However, one paddleboat operator
boasted how he knew every turn on the river and could ride through
any fog without any trouble. His boast was one that no other person
would even consider boasting. He stated that he would make his run
and swore to all the other pilots that nothing would stop him even
if the Devil tried to bar his way.
He set out and before long; he could
tell that the devil was indeed in the river that river. Nothing
seemed the same in the way his boat handled, however, he knew the
Mississippi and still was not a bit worried. When he was close to
Roccourci, he saw a shoreline ahead where there was no shore. He
tried to turn his boat one-way and then another to get around the
shore that peered ahead.
The river ran straight
on this branch, he knew it so well. However, no matter what he did,
the shore loomed ahead. He vowed he would not turn back, and kept
trying to go around the shore.
The paddleboat made a quick massive
jerk, the engine stalled; the boat shuddered, and overturned.
The next morning at daybreak, the other
pilots found the paddleboat with a large hole in its side and the
To this day, on foggy nights on the Mississippi River it is said you
can hear the ring of the bell, the sound of the engine, and the
curses of the ghost captain.