Spirit of Peoria

Peoria, Illinois

The Spirit of Peoria is a nice, detailed sternwheel riverboat built in 1988 by Walker Boat Yard, Paducah, KY. She has three decks and is 100 feet long and 35 feet wide. Her true paddlewheel is powered by two Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines that turn 350 kw generator sets. The generators move the chains which propel the wheel. A 7 feet maple pilot wheel is located in the pilot house for steering. She is nicely decorated in the old wedding cake style including a captain’s bell and a brass tube telegraph. She has also an air operated calliope. The Spirit of Peoria is offering sightseeing, theme, charter and also overnight cruises.

The Spirit of Peoria has her own website: www.spiritofpeoria.com.