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S&D Reflector

The S&D Reflector is the quarterly journal of the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen. The publication was originated by Captain Frederick Way Jr. and was first published in March 1964. Devoted to historical and contemporary events, this profusely illustrated journal is published in March, June, September, and December.

The name of the publication, S&D Reflector comes from the newspaper Fleetwood Reflector published in 1869 aboard the Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Parkersburg packet FLEETWOOD. Newspapers were printed for the diversion of passengers on a number of the larger 19th century packets.

The editor of the Reflector is David Tschiggfrie, who has authored booklets, articles, and DVDs about steamboating over the past forty years. He presently serves on the Board of the National Rivers Hall of Fame in Dubuque, IA. David encourages and welcomes correspondence with writers of papers on river-related history and other items of interest to the subscribers.

Past Reflector Issues

During a Spring 2018 board meeting, a motion was made and approved to scan and make available back issues of the Reflector available on our website. The scanning process is a tedious, time consuming task which involves in unbinding the issues to achieve the best scan. Thankfully your Reflector editor and website administrator were contacted in 2020 by an individual already posessing scans of the vast majority of Reflector issues. He gracously shared these scans with our organization to assist in our efforts to digitize back issues, so a great thank you goes out to Mr. Michael Joyce for sharing with us!

1964

Vol. 1, No. 1 - March (2.0 MB)

1965

Vol. 2, No. 4 - December (11.5 MB)

1966

Vol. 3, No. 1 - March (12.0 MB)

Vol. 3, No. 3 - September (26.7 MB)

Vol. 3, No. 4 - December (11.7 MB)

1967

Vol. 4, No. 1 - March (17.0 MB)

Vol. 4, No. 3 - June (10.4 MB)

Vol. 4, No. 3 - June (132.0 MB)

1968

Vol. 5, No. 4 - December (13.4 MB)

1970

Vol. 7, No. 1 - March (13.9 MB)

Vol. 7, No. 3 - June (9.6 MB)

1971

Vol. 8, No. 1 - March (7.6 MB)

Vol. 8, No. 4 - December (20.4 MB)

1972

Vol. 9, No. 1 - March (8.7 MB)

Vol. 9, No. 2 - June (10.0 MB)

Vol. 9, No. 3 - September (26.0 MB)

Vol. 9, No. 4 - December (20.4 MB)

1973

Vol. 10, No. 1 - March (9.8 MB)

Vol. 10, No. 2 - June (10.0 MB)

Vol. 10, No. 3 - September (10.9 MB)

Vol. 10, No. 4 - December (16.8 MB)

1974

Vol. 11, No. 1 - March (18.3 MB)

Vol. 11, No. 2 - June (11.7 MB)

Vol. 11, No. 3 - September (10.0 MB)

Vol. 11, No. 4 - December (9.8 MB)

1975

Vol. 12, No. 1 - March (18.2 MB)

Vol. 12, No. 2 - June (17.5 MB)

Vol. 12, No. 3 - September (17.7 MB)

Vol. 12, No. 4 - December (15.7 MB)

1976

Vol. 13, No. 1 - March (19.3 MB)

Vol. 13, No. 2 - June (19.4 MB)

Vol. 13, No. 3 - September (17.1 MB)

Vol. 13, No. 4 - December (19.0 MB)

1977

Vol. 14, No. 1 - March (17.3 MB)

Vol. 14, No. 2 - June (16.2 MB)

Vol. 14, No. 3 - September (19.2 MB)

Vol. 14, No. 4 - December (18.4 MB)

1978

Vol. 15, No. 1 - March (16.7 MB)

Vol. 15, No. 2 - June (16.3 MB)

Vol. 15, No. 3 - September (16.6 MB)

Vol. 15, No. 4 - December (14.9 MB)

1979

Vol. 16, No. 1 - March (14.7 MB)

Vol. 16, No. 2 - June (16.7 MB)

Vol. 16, No. 3 - September (15.4 MB)

Vol. 16, No. 4 - December (16.4 MB)

1980

Vol. 17, No. 1 - March (11.7 MB)

Vol. 17, No. 2 - June (9.4 MB)

Vol. 17, No. 3 - September (16.5 MB)

Vol. 17, No. 4 - December (8.9 MB)

1981

Vol. 18, No. 1 - March (11.3 MB)

Vol. 18, No. 2 - June (8.8 MB)

Vol. 18, No. 3 - September (9.9 MB)

Vol. 18, No. 4 - December (7.6 MB)

1982

Vol. 19, No. 1 - March (22.4 MB)

Vol. 19, No. 2 - June (8.1 MB)

Vol. 19, No. 3 - September (28.8 MB)

Vol. 19, No. 4 - December (9.1 MB)

1983

Vol. 20, No. 1 - March (9.1 MB)

Vol. 20, No. 2 - June (8.3 MB)

Vol. 20, No. 3 - September (8.6 MB)

Vol. 20, No. 4 - December (21.0 MB)

1984

Vol. 21, No. 1 - March (9.2 MB)

Vol. 21, No. 2 - June (9.7 MB)

Vol. 21, No. 3 - September (13.3 MB)

Vol. 21, No. 4 - December (18.6 MB)

1985

Vol. 22, No. 1 - March (8.7 MB)

Vol. 22, No. 2 - June (10.2 MB)

Vol. 22, No. 3 - September (13.5 MB)

Vol. 22, No. 4 - December (9.8 MB)

1986

Vol. 23, No. 1 - March (10.9 MB)

Vol. 23, No. 2 - June (10.2 MB)

Vol. 23, No. 3 - September (9.8 MB)

Vol. 23, No. 4 - December (17.2 MB)

1987

Vol. 24, No. 1 - March (15.1 MB)

Vol. 24, No. 2 - June (9.8 MB)

Vol. 24, No. 3 - September (8.5 MB)

Vol. 24, No. 4 - December (16.1 MB)

1988

Vol. 25, No. 1 - March (8.7 MB)

Vol. 25, No. 2 - June (18.9 MB)

Vol. 25, No. 3 - September (9.4 MB)

Vol. 25, No. 4 - December (14.5 MB)

1989

Vol. 26, No. 1 - March (15.6 MB)

Vol. 26, No. 2 - June (16.3 MB)

Vol. 26, No. 4 - December (7.7 MB)

1990

Vol. 27, No. 1 - March (15.5 MB)

Vol. 27, No. 2 - June (14.7 MB)

Vol. 27, No. 3 - September (9.0 MB)

Vol. 27, No. 4 - December (9.3 MB)

1991

Vol. 28, No. 1 - March (5.5 MB)

Vol. 28, No. 2 - June (6.9 MB)

Vol. 28, No. 3 - September (11.8 MB)

Vol. 28, No. 4 - December (15.6 MB)

1992

Vol. 29, No. 1 - March (11.9 MB)

Vol. 29, No. 2 - June (11.8 MB)

Vol. 29, No. 3 - September (11.3 MB)

Vol. 29, No. 4 - December (18.1 MB)

1993

Vol. 30, No. 1 - March (11.1 MB)

Vol. 30, No. 2 - June (11.7 MB)

Vol. 30, No. 3 - September (10.0 MB)

Vol. 30, No. 4 - December (16.7 MB)

1994

Vol. 31, No. 1 - March (6.5 MB)

Vol. 31, No. 2 - June (7.3 MB)

Vol. 31, No. 3 - September (6.6 MB)

Vol. 31, No. 4 - December (10.9 MB)

1995

Vol. 32, No. 1 - March (17.8 MB)

Vol. 32, No. 2 - June (16.3 MB)

Vol. 32, No. 3 - September (11.7 MB)

Vol. 32, No. 4 - December (18.0 MB)

1996

Vol. 33, No. 1 - March (9.8 MB)

Vol. 33, No. 2 - June (11.9 MB)

Vol. 33, No. 3 - September (11.0 MB)

Vol. 33, No. 4 - December (18.8 MB)

1997

Vol. 34, No. 1 - March (10.9 MB)

Vol. 34, No. 2 - June (11.5 MB)

Vol. 34, No. 3 - September (11.6 MB)

Vol. 34, No. 4 - December (17.8 MB)

1998

Vol. 34, No. 1 - March (26.5 MB)

Vol. 34, No. 2 - June (20.7 MB)

Vol. 34, No. 3 - September (11.4 MB)

Vol. 34, No. 4 - December (15.6 MB)

1999

Vol. 35, No. 1 - March (11.3 MB)

Vol. 35, No. 2 - June (11.3 MB)

Vol. 35, No. 3 - September (10.8 MB)

Vol. 35, No. 4 - December (16.1 MB)

2000

Vol. 36, No. 3 - September (11.3 MB)

Vol. 36, No. 4 - December (9.0 MB)

2001

Vol. 37, No. 1 - March (12.6 MB)

Vol. 37, No. 2 - June (13.4 MB)

Vol. 37, No. 3 - September (12.0 MB)

Vol. 37, No. 4 - December (12.2 MB)

2002

Vol. 38, No. 1 - March (13.1 MB)

Vol. 38, No. 2 - June (13.4 MB)

Vol. 38, No. 3 - September (13.2 MB)

Vol. 38, No. 4 - December (19.2 MB)

2003

Vol. 39, No. 1 - March (12.0 MB)

Vol. 39, No. 2 - June (13.5 MB)

Vol. 39, No. 3 - September (13.3 MB)

Vol. 39, No. 4 - December (12.6 MB)

From The Reflector Editor

Your June 2020 issue of S&D Reflector contains Fran Nash’s feature story on Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line (P&C). At the end of Fran’s portrait of the company, he offers some brief vignettes of five of the company’s packets. It occurred to your editor that Capt. Fred Way had penned some notable tributes to at least two of these steamers in previous issues of the magazine, and that it would be very fitting to provide our present-day readers with the opportunity to read what the good captain had written those many years ago. We have selected four stories from the magazine to appear on our website, chosen by Capt. Fred himself when describing these boats in Way’s Directory of Steam Packets. Those stories span a dozen years from 1964 through 1976: three deal with QUEEN CITY, and two with VIRGINIA. For those newcomers to S&D, you are in for a real treat as you read these words by Capt. Fred and marvel at the elegant craftmanship pictured in his photos of these fine steamers. Happy reading!

December 1964 - Vol. 1, No. 4

Click image or this link to download full PDF - 15.5 MB

September 1967 - Vol. 4, No. 3

Click image or this link to download full PDF - 132.0 MB

March 1973 - Vol. 10, No. 1

Click image or this link to download full PDF - 69.1 MB

December 1976 - Vol. 13, No. 4

Click image or this link to download full PDF - 98.4 MB