LeClaire, Iowa

The Twilight was designed by Capt. Dennis Trone (see also Julia Belle Swain) in the style of the great old passenger boats. The boat was built by Levac Shipyard in Jennings, LA, and finished by Dennis Trone in 1987 in LeClaire, IA. The construction shows how much Dennis Trone loves these wonderful boat. Unfortunately the boat isn’t run by paddlewheels but by a diesel engine and propellers.

Based in LeClaire, IA, the Twilight offers 2-day-cruises from May til October from LeClaire to Galena, IL, and return (reservations 800-331-1467).

The Twilight has her own website:



Listen to the Twilight’s calliope: