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04/27/08

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These are links to anything "RIVERBOAT".
Whenever I trip over another site, I will stick it in.
Many of these links are are to commercial sites, for which I receive no renumeration, such as those for excursions and charters, other links are to pages produced with love.

EVENTS

Let me know if you have an upcoming, steamboat related event and I'll post it here!


Index to This Page

ARTWORK DEPICTING RIVERBOATS
ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
BOOKS, this link leads to page listing all of the books I have
found about anything Riverboat.
CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
COMMERCIAL LINKS
CRUISES on RIVERBOATS
EDUCATIONAL
EVENTS
FLOATING HOTELS
MODELS
MUSIC of the RIVER
MUSEUMS AND SUCH
NON-PROFFIT LINKS
PERSONAL PADDLEWHEELERS
PHOTOS DEPICTING RIVERBOATS
PHOTOS OF RIVERFRONTS
PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION EFFORTS
RIVERBOAT HOME PAGES OTHER THAN THIS ONE
OTHER RIVERBOAT SITES
STEAMBOATS IN OTHER LANDS
TOWBOATS

For a guide to this site's information listed by boat, captain, area and
river, etc. please go to the Site Guide
or
Open The Alphabetical Index For Boats, Captains & Owners


ARTICLES AND INFORMATION

Archeologoical Investigations of the shipwreck KENTUCKY
WARNING: The above is a 704 page PDF file. It takes forever to download, but has detailed description and diagrams of early steamboat power trains. Much technical info.
How Fast Were They? Riverboat speeds.
Wheeling, West Virginia's River pages: Over 45 photos of boats and several
articles on riverboats.
Steamboats on the Rio Grande
The Aucocisco Kid
A Brief History of Steamboating On The Missouri River
The Development of Western Rivers Watercraft: A National Historic Landmark Study

Chronicles of the Old West Not a riverboat site, but much great info on how it really was back then.

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NON-PROFFIT LINKS

Big Sandy River, Kentucky, Steam Navigation on the Levisa Fork
Steamboat NENANA: An excellent page about how a grade school rescued an
Alaskan paddlewheeler.
Books, info? You figure it out.
The Kalakala: A really unusual boat. You must read her history!
The Overland Trail:Trappers, Mountainmen, Indians, Stagecoach Stations,
Forts and Famous Fronteersmen
Wheeling, West Virginia's River pages: Lots of good info and photos


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PAGES ON PERSONAL PADDLE-WHEELERS

THE DIXIE: - Historical information about the Dixie and other excursion boats
on Webster Lake, North Webster, Indiana.
Hobby III: - Sternwheeler on the Kanawha River.
JENNIE WADE: - The rstoration of a 1970 Gettysburg, PA amusement park paddlewheeler.
MISS STERLING: - A real sternwheeler turned into a private yacht
Elliott Bay: - Supplies, parts, equipment and plans for building your own steam launch.
Converted 1958 Lone Star Cruiser - I remember when this model of Lone Star cruisers came out - Dave
Northwest Steam Society: - They build their own steamboats.
Steamboat Links - Mostly to smaller, steam driven boats. A good place to find sites dealing with personal steamboats.
Whistles and Calliopes - Have one made for your boat!
Technical Steam Engine Stuff - It's beyond me!
Plans for a personal sternwheeler - wait till you see the power plant!


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COMMERCIAL LINKS, MISC.

U.S. WAKE ROBIN: A boat turned into a haunted house.
"Steamboat Bill", a 1927 Movie
More on "Steamboat Bill" movie
Magazine on modern steamboats


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RIVERBOAT CRUISES

This what I hope is a comprehensive
listing of both old and new cruising riverboats.
Please let me know of any not yet listed here.
No gambling boats, please.


Also see
Greatriver.Com
A premier resource for modern-day Mississippi River travel and heritage, natural history
and
River-Rails.com
For riverboat cruise itineraries and for cruise critiques.

AMERICAN QUEEN, This paddlwheeler is now in located at Beaumont, TX, awaiting an unsecure future. .
ARKANSAS QUEEN: Day crusies, lunch and dinner crusies - Little Rock, Ark.
BB Riverboats: Day Tours out of Cincinnati, Oh.
BELL of LOUISVILLE , Louisville, Ky. Sightseeing and dinner cruises on a 92 year old, historic riverboat.
BRANSON BELLE, Branson Mo. Dinner cruises with entertainment, Table Rock Lake, Mo.
THE CANADAIGUA LADY: Modern Paddlewheel excursions in the
Finger Lakes Region of NewYork
Cape Fear Riverboats: Day and evening cruises out of Wilmington, N.C.
Cascade Sternwheelers Oregon Cruises on the Willamette River or the Columbia River Gorge
CELEBRATION BELLE Day cruises out of Moline Ill.
CHATTANOOGA STAR: Non-proffit educational cruises out of various ports on various rivers.
CITY OF CLINTON SHOWBOAT, this stationary boat was once the towboat OMAR. Lillian Russell Theater
COLUMBIA QUEEN, This paddlwheeler is now idle, waiting for a new owner to take her back into service.
DELTA QUEEN, This historic sternwheeler is now in Chattnooga serving as a luxury hotel
EDMONTON QUEEN: Paddlewheel cruises in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Gateway Arch Riverboats - 1890 through today in St. Louis
Gateway Clipper Fleet
, 5 excursion boats out of Pittsburgh, Pa., See
GENERAL JACKSON, Authentic Sternwheeler, Gaylord Opryland Reosrt in Nashville, Tennessee.
GRAND ROMANCE Paddlewheel excursions on the California Delta
Great American Riverboat Company, 5 boats, Myrtle Beach, SC
Great River Steamboat Co., La Cross, Wi., 1 and 2 day cruises on The
JULIA BELLE SWAIN, a steam powered sternwheeler.
Juneau(Alaska)Steamboat Company, Authentic wood burning steamboat tours
on the Gastineau Channel.
Jungle Queen Excursions and dinner cruises out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
LA CROSSE QUEEN: Diesel powered, dual-sternwheeler. Excursions tours out of
La Crosse, Wis.
LONE STAR RIVERBOAT CRUISES: Austin Tex.
Lake George Steamboat Co.: Excursion tours on Lake George, New York
Majestic American Line, This is a full blown paddlewheel cruise ship company. 6 BIG paddlewheelers
All kinds of cruises, Theme Cruises, History Cruises, Big Band Cruises
Columbian River Cruises, Inside Passage Cruises to Alaska, Mississipi River Cruises.
Memphis Queen Riverboat Company: Excursion tours out of Memphis Tenn.
MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN, excursion and dinner cruises, Minneapolis, Minn.
New Orleans Steamboat Co,Excursion cruises on the NATCHEZ: A steam-driven Sternwheeler. New Orleans, La.
MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, This paddlwheeler is now Perry Street wharf at New Orleans and awaits an unsecure future.
NATCHEZ, Authantic. steam powered sternwheeler, New Orleans, La.,
NEWPORT BELLE: A paddlewheeler in South Beach Oregon that has been converted
into bed and breakfast. .
Paddleford Packet Boat Co. Excursion trips from St. Paul, Min. Showboat theater also.
QUEEN OF HEARTS: a 400-passenger excursion boat operated by Celebration
River Cruises (1-800-297-0034)from the :Moline, Ill. riverfront.
RIVER LADY: Toms River N.J., Paddlewheel day and dinner cruises.
Riverstreet Riverboat Co., Savannah, Ga. Excursion and Dinner/Dancing cruises
St. Croix Boat and Packet Co., Stillwater, Minn. Excursions, dinner, lunch cruises, Private Charters.
SPIRIT OF BROWNSVILLE, Brownsville, Neb. Dinner and sightseeing cruises.
The SPIRIT of DUBUQUE: Sternwheel powered excursions out of Dubuque, Iowa.
The SPIRIT of PEORIA - Photos: 1 3 4 Boat's History
Tennessee Riverboat Company - Lunch, sightseeing, dinner and late night cruises out of Knoxville, Tenn.
TWILIGHT LeClaire, Ill. Operated by River Cruises, (1-800-331-1467). Captain's Blog
TUNICA QUEEN excursion boat, N.E. Mississippi on Miss. R. Day excursion and Dinner Cruises

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RIVER MUSIC

Bob Dyer's Missouri River and Civil War Songs
River Music Experience, Davenport, Iowa
Chris Vallillo
The Fabulous Heftones - Banjo and Ukulele Music to cruise to. MP3s to listen to.
Whistles and Calliopes - Have one made for your boat!

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MUSEUMS and SUCH

The Marine Museum at Fall River, Mass
BARBARA H. - An historic towboat/museum visting various rivertown festivals in summer.
The Steamboat ARABIA Museum - Kansas City, Mo. Lots of history here.
Howard Steamboat Museum, Jeffersonville, IN
The JULIUS C. WILKIE A replica and museum in Winona, MN. E-mail Karen Holtz
JENNIE WADE, An excursion paddlewheeler restored. A great story.
Steamboat NENANA Museum
Steamboat Bertrand Cargo Collection, Missouri Valley, Iowa
Florida Museum's TITANIC exhibit
Maritime Industry Museum
Mark Twain Museum, Hannibal, Mo.
National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque, Iowa
CAPTAIN MERRIWEATHER LEWIS, dredge boat restoration museum
Tiver Heritage Museum, Paduca, Ky.

Chronicles of the Old West Not a riverboat site, but much great info on how it really was back then.

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FLOATING HOTELS and Restaurants

 

NEWPORT BELLE: A paddlewheeler in South Beach Oregon that has been converted
GRAND ROMANCE RIVERBOAT: John Wayne once bought this boat to make a movie.
into bed and breakfast.
The QUEEN MARY:Okay, so she's not a riverboat, but she needs help!


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CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS

HARVEST MOON Historical Society
Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen
Winona Steamboat Racing and Historical Society These folks build and race working models of steamboats.

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PHOTOS of RIVERFRONTS WITH STEAMBOATS

Pittsburg
From The James E. York Post Card Collection - By town (A work in (slow) progress)


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RIVERBOAT ARTWORK

Water Color Gallery of Jim Daviner Sorry folks, this man and his work have completely dissapeared from the web - Dave
Gary R. Lucy Gallery: Riverboat Art
Michael Blaser Fine Art Riverboats and Sailing Boats
Thomas Stahl Galery: Oil paintings and lithographic prints of Paddlewheelers


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RIVERBOAT PHOTOS

Dick's Riverboat Gallery Pictures of presently floating boats
The James E. York Packet Boat Post Card Collection. On this site.
Green River Boats, Colorado to Utah, from the University of Utah's web site.
Wheeling, West Virginia's River pages: Over 45 photos of boats and several articles on riverboats.

 

I wish to thank The Ohio County Public Library and The Wheeling, W. Virginia's
National Heritage Area Foundation for the first page linked below. They have
provided us with more info and photos than any other single source.

A really small sternwheeler
Sidewheelers: Links to photos, mostly Eastern U.S. boats
Picsearch
- type "Riverboat" into search box.

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STEAMBOATS IN OTHER LANDS

Sidewheeler SKIBLADNER: Norway. Claims to be oldest steamer in existence.
The Legend of Steamboating in Deutschland
Tramscape Paddle Steamer Resouces: A comprehensive listing of UK and European
Paddle Steamers, past and present.

Posters, fine art, memoribilia and more

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PRESERVATION & RESTORATION EFFORTS

These folks need all they help they can get.
Please visit their sites.

JENNIE WADE, An excursion paddlewheeler restored. A great story.
The Kalakala: A really unusual boat. You must read her history!
S.S. VIRGINIA: The last wooden passenger ship built in U.S.
The St.Charles Steamboat Project Wrecks under exploration.
HEROINE Excavation in progeress, 03/26/06 Artifacts and models, will be displayed at Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
LONE STAR STEAMER museum restoration project
The Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society, Inc., Vevay, Indiana - Their 2008 Steamboat Calendar



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OTHER RIVERBOAT SITES

Allen Dale's Steamboat Pages Lots of good pictures and other information
Bridgeport, Alabama and Steamboatin' on the Tennessee, one town's steamboat history.
Big Sandy River, Kentucky
, Steam Navigation on the Levisa Fork
DON'S HOME PAGE: Info on Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen,
Way's Packet Directory, and a list of boats built in Madison Indiana
Harrison County, Indiana's Riverboat pages Lots of pictures and some history.
Hudson River History
Heartland Lake
Great River : Lots of Mississippi River Links and info
Old River, Maritime & Steamboat News: Ships, Their Captains, Crews & Adventures
Pioneer Adventures: Early River Travel on Flatboats
Rivermen and Riverboats Lots of Riverboat Information!
River Rat 2, Kanawha River history and pictures.
STEAMBOATS.ORG' : Pictures, Whistles and History, Huge amount of information!
Rainer Radow's Steam Boat Page
River Books and Programs: Jerry Hay riverlorian site. Many rivers noted.
Rivermen and Riverboats, Nice Site on Capt. Cornelius McGee's family
Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, Pa: Many boat pictures and a facinatin' diary of J.W Lynch.
STEAMBOATS! :A wealth of steamboat information, from boats to books to music.
STEAMBOATIN': German Enthusiasts Page on U.S. Riverboats
The Legend of Steamboating in Deutschland
Tim Morgan's Steamboat pages : America's Inland River Barging Industry
National Geographic sites on The SULTANA and The MONTANA
The St.Charles Steamboat Project Wrecks under exploration.

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EDUCATIONAL

How Fast Were They? Riverboat speeds.
CHATTANOOGA STAR: Non-proffit educational cruises out of various ports on various rivers.
Jerry Hay, Riverlorian, Talks, books and lots of other river information.
Steamboat Clowns
Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web
Also see Great River.Com
A premier resource for modern-day Mississippi River travel and heritage, natural history
The St.Charles Steamboat Project Wrecks under exploration.
River Books and Programs: Jerry Hay riverlorian site. Many rivers noted.
Chronicles of the Old West: Not a riverboat site, but much great info on how it really was back then.


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MODELS

Down Memory Lane Models: The ROBERT E. LEE, Plastic
KING of the MISSISSIPPI Wooden Model, Sternwheeler
Manned Model Ships This is a fun one!
MISSISSIPPI, 1870 Wooden Model
Model Shipbuilding books.
Nautic-Art: Boat models hand-made by commission.
ROBT. E. LEE Wooden Model, Sidewheeler
Paddle Wheels 2000, Electronics for model builders. Model building.
Spotswood Models: Capt. Meriweather Lewis Model
Winona Steamboat Racing and Historical Society These folks build and race working models of steamboats.
Lacy Joyce's ongoing model of the Robt. E. Lee
Gleason's finished model of The Robt. E. Lee
Model of the IDLEWILD

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TOWBOATS

Dick's Towboat Site Lots of pictures of and information about towboats.
BARBARA H - An historic, 1923 towboat
The Stern Watch, all about life on a towboat. Good site.
Towboats on the Ohio River, many photoes and many towboat links.
Towboater.com A New magizine format for and about towboaters
Pictures and some history of Elizebeth, Pa. Towboats

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