Le Claire, IA
The Lone Star was the last operating sternwheel towboat on the Mississippi. Her wooden hull was built in 1890, the todays superstructure was added in 1922 in Rock Island, IL. She made a good job for the family run Builders Sand and Gravel Co. in the area of Davenport, Iowa. Until her retirement in 1967 the Lone Star still was coal fired.
Today the boat is the main attraction at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Le Claire, Iowa - hauled ashore the Mississippi River.
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Note: Phyllis does not book day excursions.