Julia Belle Swain

La Crosse, WI 

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The Julia Belle Swain was designed by Capt. Dennis Trone. She was built in 1971 being the last boat of Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA. The boat is powered by an engine from 1915, manufactured by Gillett & Eaton of Lake City, MN, and originally used on the central wheel ferryboat City of Baton Rouge. The City of Baton Rouge serves as a landing boat for the MV Twilight.

Julia Belle Swain at La Crosse, WI

The Great River Steamboat Company, owner of the Julia Belle Swain since 1995, offers two-day-cruises during the summer months starting in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The Great River Steamboat Co. has its own homepage.

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