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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. 

Website: http://www.steamboats.org/forum/
Location: Rivers
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Abandoned, wrecked, and mystery riverboats

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain yesterday. 302 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 March 18, 2015 at 7:44am

Some wonderful old footage of steamboats near Pittsburgh: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1589729194604283&fref=nf  

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Comment by Captain on March 4, 2015 at 1:20pm

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Comment by Captain on February 24, 2015 at 10:57am

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

A video tour of the impressive Emma Belle houseboat:  http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/extreme-houseboats/video/riverbo...  

Comment by Captain on February 2, 2015 at 3:04pm

The second home for the Houston's in Huntsville, was the aptly named "Steamboat House". The Steamboat House was built in 1858 by Dr. Rufus Bailey as a gift for his son and new daughter-in-law; but the new couple refused to live in it because the unusual design caused ridicule. Sam Houston and family rented the home in 1862 and he died here in 1863. There is a house of similar design across the street. The Steamboat House is located on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of...

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