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Old 11-01-2007, 01:54 PM
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Default Riverboat Rumors - Final Curtain for the Goldenrod Showboat?

The sternline telegraph today brought the distressing news that the GOLDENROD SHOWBOAT, idle and dark for the past few years at Kampsville, Illinois, is slated for scrapping in the very near future.

The 1909 built, wooden hulled showboat spent much of her life (1937-1990) moored at the St. Louis waterfront (placed on a steel barge in 1947) and was at St. Charles until 2003, when she briefly returned to St. Louis, before being towed up the Illinois to her current mooring near the ferry landing.

This rumor is being checked out. Let's hope it's NOT true! Stay tuned!

Attached are three vintage views of the GOLDENROD. The first was taken at St. Louis in September, 1967. The second view was taken by yours truly from the deck of the M/V HUCK FINN in November, 1989. The third image was taken in 1937 at Herculaneum, Missouri, just weeks before the showboat was tied up permanently at St. Louis.
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Last edited by Keith Norrington; 11-07-2007 at 11:15 AM.
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