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On Father’s Day, we sailed on the Steamboat Minnehaha, a restored ferry that used to carry people from the streetcars in Excelsior to the amusement park on Big Island. Without a doubt, the coolest thing about this trip, at least for the engineering nerds in my care, was listening to the engine through a stethoscope. The engineer showed us how he uses the stethoscope to diagnose issues with the engine, and let Jack and Peter listen as he opened and closed various valves.

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