This week we go back to 2003 and one of our many visits to Marietta, Ohio. This segment is part of a half-hour show we made, showing many of the Marietta attractions. Captain Jason “JJ” Sands has been a friend since he was just a youngster. I also did stories on his father, the legendary Captain Jim Sands, who built the original Valley Gem. The boat is one of the gems of Marietta and it is one of the best ways to see this historic part of Ohio and also get a taste of what it was once like to travel America’ great rivers by the majestic sternwheelers.
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