The Steampunk Empire

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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 Captain Aug 25. 325 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: sternwheeler, steampunks, steam, sidewheeler, stories

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Comment by Captain on August 12, 2015 at 4:40pm

Riverboat Entry Sign

Comment by Robert Steffen on August 10, 2015 at 2:22pm

Comment by Captain on July 15, 2015 at 7:42am

This 17' long stern wheeler is getting donated to me and a friend. I plan to raise $20,000 for a trailer, boiler, steam engines, and plumbing. I will probably have to start a GoFundMe Page. If you want to help out PM me or email me at We need all the help we can get.

Comment by Captain on June 24, 2015 at 10:17am
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Comment by Captain on May 26, 2015 at 3:16pm

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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Comment by Captain on March 26, 2015 at 10:13am
Comment by Captain on March 18, 2015 at 7:44am

Some wonderful old footage of steamboats near Pittsburgh:  


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