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SteamPunk has helped me develop a love for the fast disappearing riverboats.  These steam powered paddle wheelers represented an era of eloquence that should not be forgotten.  This is a forum to share and discuss these floating palaces. 

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Abandoned, wrecked, and mystery riverboats

Started by Captain. Last reply by SouthernGothic on Wednesday. 334 Replies

This is an often sad collection of sternwheelers and sidewheelers which are rapidly becoming extinct.  Please feel free to post pictures of other riverboats that you have found. "Next to take on the…Continue

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Comment by Captain on October 6, 2015 at 11:16am
Comment by Michael Margerum on October 4, 2015 at 5:54pm

Thanks Captain,

That looks like a nice excursion boat.

Comment by Captain on September 20, 2015 at 1:57pm

Michael Margerum  There seems to be a sidewheeler of some size up for sale  

Comment by Captain on September 14, 2015 at 1:00pm

Michael, go to the Discussion Forum above and Search: "sidewheeler" for more.  There are a few left like the Pile In

I may not have thought to enter "sidewheeler" in all of the tags though.....  If you find any that I missed, please let me know so that I can updates the pages.  Sadly, with barely 200 paddlewheelers left it does not take long to search them all. 

Comment by Michael Margerum on September 13, 2015 at 9:17pm

That looks like a fun event.  I noticed one little sidewheeler in the pictures of the boats on parade.

Comment by Captain on September 13, 2015 at 1:26pm
Comment by Captain on September 7, 2015 at 1:13pm

As best I can find the President is being turned into some sort of convention center:

Most od the US sidewheelers seem to be museums now.  There is a sidewheeler ferry nearby in the Yukon.

Comment by Michael Margerum on September 5, 2015 at 9:06pm

Thank you captain,

I had seen that B&B boat at the tall stacks festival in Cincinnati a long time ago, I don't think it has any paddle wheels, just the boxes. 

The big side wheeler  President was at the festival in the eighties. I didn't go to that one but I saved a newspaper insert from the time that shows it with the other boats featured that year.  It was built as the Cincinnati in the twenties but later lost its wheels.  I think it has been broken up since then. 

I like sidewheelers It looks like there are some survivors in foreign lands but they are nearly extinct here.

Comment by Captain on September 5, 2015 at 6:25pm

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