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Old 05-20-2006, 08:35 AM
Steve Huffman Steve Huffman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio River Mile 545.9
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The sternwheel Str. BENJAMIM GUIMARAES was built in 1913 and still operates in South America. There are 3 photos of it on Don Sander's web site here:

It's the boat that was mentioned in a posting a few months ago as having a recessed sternwheel, but it's more like a wheel with a boilerdeck overhang.

I don't know of any opertional sternwheeler older than it... The BELLE is so close, it's definitely #2, at least.
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