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Old 03-15-2009, 05:22 PM
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Default BELLE OF LOUISVILLE and SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON getting ready for spring

Hey all,

David Morecraft and his son Zach came visitin at Louisville this weekend and where'd we end up? Well, we stopped by the BELLE to see the new roof progressing nicely. We were told we missed Capt. Mike Fitzgearld by moments as he is working on the new gingerbread trim. This new trim emulates the old but is made of a engineered product to lower the weight aboard the old gal. In the attached pictures you can see the new radar installed aboard the boat as well. Ah, technology!

The SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON is getting a new blue and yellow trim combination and is about halfway converted from her old maroon scheme. Nice...but I think there was something about blue being a bad luck colour in the rivermans parlance. We will have to see how this progresses, as despite the legend it does look good!

It is always hard to see a laid up steamboat...but, in this case it is the beginings of spring and the new coat of paint and touch up work will show a spring swan soon!

By the way, it has been a rather warm weekend in Louisville, too! what a great weekend for a look at the river!

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