Lake George, NY
The Minne-Ha-Ha has been built in 1969 on Lake George, New York. She’s powered by a real steam engine and is fitted with a fully functional steam calliope and several beautiful steam whistles. While she has been designed by the H.M. Tiedemann Co. of New York City, river authority Fred Way had been consulted and without doubt added a lot of his knowledge to the construction of this sternwheel steamboat.
As there was no historic steam engine available, the design and construction of a new engine as well as the 12-foot diameter paddlewheel had been commissioned to Frederick H. Semple of St. Louis, MO. The boilers came from International Boiler Works of East Stroudsburg, PA. The beautiful engine room of the Minne-Ha-Ha is surrounded by glass windows, so passengers can enjoy watching the engineers responding to bell signals from the pilot house.
Read more details about the Minne-Ha-Ha on the website of the Lake George Steamboat Company.