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The Louisville Wharf - 40 Years Ago

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:03 PM
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Default The Louisville Wharf - 40 Years Ago

My forays into filing cabinets have turned up some interesting finds -- and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what the Louisville waterfront looked like back in 1968 when we still had a sloping cobblestone levee. These two views, of four decades ago, also show how the riverfront skyline has changed.

In the image of the DELTA QUEEN and BELLE, the wharfboat was the former steam sternwheel towboat RENOWN, first named SARAH EDENBORN. She served as the Belle's wharfboat for many years until the old Coast Guard Lifesaving Station was converted to that use. The decrepit RENOWN was taken down below New Albany, where she was used by McBride's for a time. She was shoved out on the bank during high water in 1995, burned and scrapped.
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