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MODELS OF FAMOUS RIVERBOATS
 

 
Delta Queen
 


The legendary National Historic Landmark Delta Queen has been at home on the Mississippi River system since 1947. Lovingly preserved and maintained, she's an echo from the Great Steamboat Era. The Delta Queen was bought and went through the Panama Canal to the Mississippi in the late 1940s.


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Robert E. Lee

 


Robert E. Lee is the record-setting winner of the Great Steamboat Race of 1870. Newspapers of the day reckoned that millions of dollars were wagered on the outcome of the New Orleans- to-St. Louis race, which attracted international attention. The Lee’s three-day, 18-hour, and 14-minute victory was an upset for the favored title holder, the Natchez.   



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Clermont Steamboat

American Icon

 


On Aug. 17, 1807,
from the shoreline of the Hudson River, spectators witnessed a shocking sight.  There in the river was a mechanical monster spewing flames and smoke.  It was 'Mr. Fulton's Folly'! The Clermont traveled the Hudson at an astonishing five miles per hour.


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Orange ferry

 


Shortly after 5 P.M. on the day of the opening of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, the Dutchess and the Orange met at mid-river, signaled a final salute and formally retired the Newburgh-Beacon ferry into history after 220 years.  For $2 drivers crossed the Hudson on the ferry for the last time. 
 


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SS Canadiana
 

 


The SS Canadiana was a passenger ferry that primarily operated between Buffalo, New York and the Crystal Beach Amusement Park at Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada from 1910 to 1956. The Canadiana was also noted for being the last passenger vessel to be built in Buffalo, New York. 
 


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USS Fort Hindman

 


Fort Hindman was a side wheel steamer purchased in March 1863.  The original James Thompson was converted into a river gunboat by the addition of timber bulwarks and thin iron plate: a style of warship commonly referred to as a "tinclad". She joined the Mississippi Squadron in April 1863 and renamed Fort Hindman.  The USS Fort Hindman was designed to patrol in shallow waters and small tributaries where heavier ironclads could not enter. 
 


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Morning Star steamboat


"These White people from Michigan were bold enough to have Blacks as crew eating and sleeping on the same boat," "Morning Star has been instrumental in sowing the seeds of truth in many hearts," "nine people, representing five generations, came from all parts of the United States.  Their ancestors were Morning Star children.  This family for more than a century has sent its sons and daughters to educational institutions that are indebted to the Morning Star for their very existence!"  Excerpt from The Clear Word.
 


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MV Baragoola
 


Baragoola was the most popular Manly ferry, this was evidenced by the massive turnout for her farewell trip in 1983 when she was so loaded that passengers where on the top wheelhouse deck (normally not allowed.)  She was known by her masters as an excellent ocean-going vessel.
 




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Ferry
MV Puyallup


 


MV Puyallup is a Jumbo Mark II Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. This ferry, along with her two sisters, are the largest in the fleet.  The MV Puyallup has elevator access from both auto deck levels to all of the passenger cabin areas.  The main passenger deck also has vending and newspaper machines and a galley.  This vessel is equipped with our visual paging system.
 


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Mt. Washington

 


Mount Washington was the Queen of the Winnipesaukee fleet and dominated the lake transportation business.  She was the fastest of the all steamers on lake Winnipesaukee-- New Hampshire's largest lake. 



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Queen  of the West


Renovation in 2011 gave on Queen of the West meticulous care and attention to detail of the newly designed and custom built furniture, larger staterooms and more private balconies. 120-passenger capacity promises exceptional camaraderie among passengers as well as the wonderful personalized service of American Cruise Lines along the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest. 
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The American Queen


The biggest Sternwheeler ever built plies its trade on the Mississippi River-complete with old fashioned calliope tunes and Riverboat gamblers. 
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Delta King
 


The Delta King was called the million dollar boat.  It was constructed from 1924 to 1927 on the River Clyde at the Isherwood Yard in Glasgow, Scotland.  Both Delta King and Delta Queen run for the California Transportation Company of San Francisco on the so called "Delta Route", the Sacramtento - San Joaquin River Delta, which gave them their names. 
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