hosted on condor3913
 Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

End-of-Summer Fundraising Drive In Progress. Please visit our home page to see this and other announcements: https://www.mmdigest.com     Thank you. --Jody

MMD > Archives > December 2016 > 2016.12.09 > 01Prev  Next


Passing of Dave Morecraft, Steam Calliope Builder
By David Dewey

I read this posting by Fred Dahlinger with shock and great sadness.
I knew we'd lost someone in the calliope community based on a Facebook
notification email I got (I get the notifications, but my dial-up
connection seldom lets me actually go to Facebook, hence the dated
page I have) but I had no idea it would be Dave -- after all, he's
younger than I.

I feel privileged that I was able to work an afternoon with Dave and
his son Zachary on the Delta Queen's calliope.  Dave was a very clever
person who really loved calliopes and built probably the finest
instruments to date.  His whistles were works of art.  He was a great
diplomat for the calliope -- which ain't easy to do, as it's hard to be
heard over one!

Dave was fun to be around, and was always very helpful in sharing
his knowledge.  It is very appropriate that Travis Vasconcelos
officiated at his service, as they were good friends and Travis is
probably the best "Steam Piana Preffesor" we have today.

Dave was a giant in the calliope community and we have all lost a great
friend and the calliope hobby's leading genius.

David Dewey


(Message sent Thu 8 Dec 2016, 21:20:47 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Builder, Calliope, Dave, Morecraft, Passing, Steam

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2022 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                     
Translate This Page