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Old 09-26-2006, 05:56 AM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Default Another is on the way

Yesterday morning(Monday), while standing at Oneida St. awaiting the MQ's arrival, I saw our CELEBRATION BELLE in the lock heading downriver. She is now at Burlington, enroute to Tall Stacks. They are taking passengers on daylong segments as they work their way over. She'll be the largest non-steamboat there, with a capacity of 800. She was originally Kehl's MISSISSIPPI BELLE II which was used for day trips between the QuadCities and Dubuque and then was converted to a gambling boat. She was the first gambling boat to be converted back to an excursion when Schadlers purchased her, and she's done quite well here in the dinner/daytrip trade.
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