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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We can't vouch for the caliber of the Riverboat Inn as a place to sleep, but we definitely recommend its exterior as a quasi-lifelike landlocked loggy replica of a Mississippi riverboat.
Unfortunately, a EF-2 tornado tore up the main drag in Branson in February 2012, and one casualty was the Riverboat Inn. In July, it was still a mess, with plastic tarps stretched over the damaged facades. No word on whether it will return with all its boat-on-land finery...
A nice condensed history: http://www.thefullwiki.org/Steamboats_of_the_Mississippi
An interesting page on how to make your own paddlewheeler: http://paddlewheel.org/boat-motor.html
http://users.wirefire.com/gemort/inventory/complete_plan_set_for_35... In case you want to build your own.
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