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Old 08-29-2008, 08:46 AM
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Default Str. Becky Thatcher - Price Reduction

The BECKY THATCHER, formerly the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's steamboat MISSISSIPPI #3 (1926-1961) has been offered for sale on Ebay for some time. I noted this morning the minimum bid has been lowered to $99,000. It previously has been $550,000, but in recent months was reduced to $300,000. Closed and idle for the past several years, the old steamboat was sold by Ohio Showboat Drama at Marietta to the current owners for $60,000.

I had a call just last week from a man interested in using the boat for a restaurant and showboat. His plan included pulling the boat out of the river, placing her on a concrete pad (similar to the GEO. M. VERITY at Keokuk) and then building a moat around her to give the illusion that she's floating -- but without the headaches of maintaining a permanently moored vessel.

Here's hoping the BECKY finds a new lease on life! To see the listing and slide show on Ebay, type STERNWHEEL RIVERBOAT into the search box. Attached are a few photos from the boat's days at St. Louis (1966-1975) as a restaurant, museum, gift shop and bar.
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