The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether



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 Captain Jun 18. 316 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

Tags: galley, fiction, faro, derelict, gambler

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Invitation to bid on the North Star riverboat casino. 

Just when you thought you missed your chance to buy the's back!

Comment by Captain on May 23, 2015 at 4:59pm
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Some wonderful old footage of steamboats near Pittsburgh:  

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Comment by Captain on February 9, 2015 at 10:25pm

A video tour of the impressive Emma Belle houseboat:  


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