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Judy Patsch 02-03-2017 03:00 PM

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
 
Matt Dow posted a pix on Facebook of the new name on the former Casino Rock Island. This was the name his grandfather Capt. Wilbur Dow announced at S&D back in 1990 for a dinner boat which did not get off the drawing board then. But the name has survived for this soon-to-be dinner boat/charter. Matt has been flying back and forth between Wood River and NOLA in anticipation of riding the CNO as she is being towed to NOLA and her Industrial Canal spot for her renovation, and it appears today is finally the day she'll be leaving. So this is the third UMR gambling boat being repurposed as a functioning boat, by my count (Emerald Lady/Belle of Cincinnati, Mississippi Belle II/Savannah something...and the Casino Rock Island/City of New Orleans).

Jim Reising 02-03-2017 10:11 PM

What about the boat the American Queen folks are converting into an overnight boat, the AMERICAN DUCHESS? Wasn't it an ex-gambling boat?

Judy Patsch 02-03-2017 11:07 PM

Yep
 
Yep, that was the ISLE OF CAPRI in Bettendorf. Are they working on it yet over there?
The Davenport dump went to Memphis, but I don't believe it was to run but rather be a dockside event center.

Bob Reynolds 02-04-2017 09:21 AM

The boat at Memphis has run into problems with the city. They don't like the way it looks. There has been a thread on Facebook about it.

Judy Patsch 02-04-2017 12:04 PM

Oh really???
 
They don't like the way it looks????Goodness gracious, what's wrong with a windowless white rectangle??? That needs paint....that has no obvious pilothouse.....that has no smokestacks.......that trashed the Davenport riverfront for 16 years! Its so bad I don't think I ever took a picture of it!

Judy Patsch 02-04-2017 12:15 PM

The CNO is really moving
 
Matt Bubba Dow is on board the WiNCHESTER which is towing the CNO and he reports they have just passed Cape Girardeau. They left Mike's early last evening.

Judy Patsch 02-04-2017 06:13 PM

The CNO is AHP now...
 
Matt Dow reported passing the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi, so they are now on the Lower, heading toward her new home base.

Bob Reynolds 02-04-2017 07:08 PM

Judy -- didn't you learn anything from Capt. Rip Ware? That's the CONFUSION of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers! ;-)

Judy Patsch 02-05-2017 12:14 AM

OOPs...
 
Oh yeah, how could I forget??? Speaking of confusion, I'm sharing your link on here about the dump that Davenport finally got rid of and which now Memphis doesn't want. It has to be the ugliest gambling structure ever built! Hard to believe they didn't see a pix of it before it came to town. There went the neighborhood!!
[url=http://www.wtoc.com/story/34249865/riverboat-owner-and-rdc-battle-over-riverfront-eyesore#.WJKGrcYWKpI.facebook]Riverboat owner, RDC battle over 'riverfront eyesore' - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports[/url]

Bill Judd 02-06-2017 08:52 PM

The City of New Orleans is a beautiful vessel. It will do quite well in NOLA. Now that boat the American Queen company bought runs a close second to the Davenport fiasco. Now the rumor here in Cinti is that a certain person has bought, reportedly the Diamond Lady, and is going to rebuild it. Somewhere this market is going to be so crowded that some are going to get really hurt and go under. It seems the DQ's chances get worse and worse.


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