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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Suwanee (Dearborn, MI)

Started by Captain yesterday. 0 Replies

Suwanee Paddle Wheel River Boat - Ford Greenfield Village MuseumSuwanee Steamboat…Continue

Tags: Michigan, punk, steam, museum, Ford

Abandoned, wrecked, and mystery riverboats

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain yesterday. 282 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: paddlesteamer, hulk, haunted, restoration, riverboat

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Comment by Captain on Monday

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.

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A nice display of arriving sternwheelers (Marietta?).  

Comment by Captain on January 6, 2015 at 5:44pm

A list of remaining paddlesteamers around the world: 

Comment by Captain on January 4, 2015 at 5:11pm

A homemade steam walking beam sidewheeler:

Comment by Captain on December 11, 2014 at 10:03pm

Sidewheelers vs sternwheelers:

Comment by Captain on December 4, 2014 at 5:46pm


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