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Old 01-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
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That huge imitation sidewheeler was the SPIRIT OF AMERICA. A truly elegant imitation that gave an idea of what the J.M. WHITE and other cotton queens must have looked like. What a shame the SoA did not work out for the Bernsteins. It was an awesome boat that I loved being aboard. The SPIRIT OF AMERICA ended up at Argosy Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, about 35 miles downstream from where it originated in service, as a landing boat for their casino boat until a permanent dock was built. After Argosy finished with the SoA, we heard it went to the Alton, IL area, and there is where my information stops.
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