St. Louis, MO

Gateway Arch Riverboats

The Gateway Arch Riverboats is trading back to the Streckfus Steamers. They are operating two paddlewheel riverboats, the BECKY THATCHER and the TOM SAWYER. The one hour narrated sightseeing cruises give a good photo opportunity for the docked Queens, the Admiral and the Gateway Arch. Both boats a running special and charter cruises, too. Operating all year round.

Directions:
Gateway Arch Riverboats
Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd (riverfront)
St. Louis, MO
Phone (314) 621-4040
Toll free (800) 878-7411
http://www.gatewayarchriverboats.com/

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Gateway Arch Riverboats


The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial includes the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Old Courthouse. Don´t miss the breathtaking view from the Gateway Arch which also gives a great photo opportunity when one of the Queens is docking. The free Museum of Westward Expansion located in the basement of the Gateway Arch displays the history of the settlement in the west. There is also located a giant screen movie theatre in the basement of the Gateway Arch. Combi tickets are available for the Gateway Arch and the riverboats. For a ride to the top of the Gateway Arch be there in time because of limited capacity.

Directions:
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
between Memorial Dr and Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd
St. Louis, MO
Opening hours: Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) 8 am - 10 pm, Winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day) 9 am - 6 pm (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year´s Day), no admission for park and Museum of Westward Expansion, Movie theatre / tram to Gateway Arch / riverboats claim admission
gatewayarch.com
www.nps.gov/jeff/

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The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial


Remains of the Str. GORDON C. GREENE (former CAPE GIRARDEAU)

wreck or the Str. Gordon C. Greene

The remains of the steamboat GORDON C. GREENE (#2387) can be found above Eads Bridge but are only visible with extreme low water. The GORDON C. GREENE was built in 1923 originally named CAPE GIRARDEAU (#0829) as the last steamboat by the Howard Shipyard in Jeffersonville, IN, for the Eagle Packet Company. In 1935 the boat was sold to the Greene Line Steamers of Cincinnati, OH, and renamed. Retired and sold in 1952 the boat was renamed SARAH LEE and became a floating hotel at Portsmouth, OH. The boat was again sold to Owensboro, KY, to become a floating restaurant and renamed RIVER QUEEN. Then she moved to Brandenton, FL, and appeared as a night club in New Orleans, LA, in 1960. She went to Hannibal, MO, again as a restaurant and was moved to St. Louis in 1964. On Dec 3, 1967, she sank.

www.steamboats.org/favorites/gcg.html

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Remains of the Str. GORDON C. GREENE


St. Louis Mercantile Library

The St. Louis Mercantile Library is a great source of history for researchers. Check the website for the numerous special collections.

Directions:
St. Louis Mercantile Library
at the University of Missouri - St. Louis
Thomas Jefferson Library Building
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
Phone (314) 516-7240 or (314) 516-7247
Opening hours: Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm, Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 9 pm; Rare book and manuscript reading room: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat / Sun by appointment only
www.umsl.edu/mercantile/

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St. Louis Mercantile Library


Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library

The Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library is a special part of the St. Louis Mercantile Library. It is focusing on the inland rivers and some coastal waters. It is holding about 15.000 volumes including the personal library of Ruth Ferris. Included are also several special collections like the Ruth Ferris Collection of Life and River Lore, the Jim Swift Collection, the Dorothy Heckmann Shrader Collection, the Waterways Journal Collection and more. Check website for details.

Directions:
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library
at the University of Missouri - St. Louis
Curator Bette Gorden
Thomas Jefferson Library Building
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone (314) 516-7240
Opening hours: Mon - Thu 8 am - 10:30 pm, Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 9 pm; Rare book and manuscript reading room hours: Mon 8 am - 10:15 pm, Tue - Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat / Sun by appointment
www.umsl.edu/pott/index.html

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Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library

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