Steamboat-Style Riverboat Picture Galleries

This Riverboat Picture Galleries are dedicated to the many riverboats in a paddlewheel steamboat style all along the US inland rivers that remind us of the original, historic steamboats plying these waters jast a few decades ago.

American Empress (ex Empress of the North)

Luxurious overnight passenger sternwheeler on the Columbia River.

Columbia Queen

Once a luxurious overnight passenger boat, steamboat style, on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers, now laid up somewhere at Portland, OR.

Queen of the West

Luxurious overnight passenger sternwheeler on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers.

Belle of Cincinnati

Beautiful sternwheel excursion boat on the Ohio River at Cincinnati.

Columbia Gorge

Sternwheel riverboat at Cascade Locks, OR, on the Columbia River.

Memphis Queen III

Offering sightseeing and dinner cruises at Memphis, TN., built in 1979.


Sidewheeler style tourboat at Pittsburgh, PA.

General Jackson

This showboat is one of the main attractions at Opryland at Nashville, TN.


Not a paddlewheeler, but very beautiful, steamboat style boat; based at Le Claire, Iowa.

Spirit of Peoria

Beautiful excursion boat with an air powered calliope.

Mark Twain

Sternwheel riverboat at Hannibal, MO; built in 1964.

Spirit of Dubuque

Excursion boat from 1977.

La Crosse Queen

Little sternwheeler with split paddlewheel.

Celebration Belle

Largest paddlewheeler on the Upper Mississippi.


Excursion boat at East Alton, Illinois.

Kings Ransom

Privately owned paddlewheeler on the Lake Conroe, Texas.

Lt. Robert E. Lee

Fred Leyhe's dream of a perfect boat, now serving as restaurant at St. Louis, MO.

Mississippi Belle II

at Clinton, Iowa.

Jumer's Casino

formerly at Rock Island, Illinois; now as "Cory of New Orleans" at New Orleans, LA.

Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino

at Fort Madison, Iowa.

Lady Luck

Very beautiful casino boat.

Magnolia Belle

at Madisonville, Louisiana.

Grand Victoria II

Real paddlewheel riverboat, now used as a casino at Rising Sun, IN.

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