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Belle of Louisville

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Monday December 3, 2012

Louisville, KY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Belle of Louisville is a steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, Kentucky and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere during its annual operational period. Originally named Idlewild, she was built by James Rees & Sons Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the West Memphis Packet Company in 1914 and was first put into service on the Allegheny River. Constructed with an all-steel superstructure and asphalt main deck, the steamboat is said[by whom?] to hold the all-time record in her class for miles traveled, years in operation, and number of places visited. Idlewild operated as a passenger ferry between Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas. She also hauled cargo such as cotton, lumber and grain. She then came to Louisville in 1931 and ran trips between the Fontaine Ferry amusement park near downtown Louisville and Rose Island, a resort about 14 miles upriver from Louisville. Idlewild operated a regular excursion schedule from 1934 through World War II. During the war, she was outfitted with special equipment to push oil barges along the river. She also served as a floating USO nightclub for troops stationed at military bases along the Mississippi River. By 1962, Avalon had fallen into disrepair, and might have seen the end of her days, when Jefferson County Judge Marlow Cook bought her at an auction for $34,000. She came to Louisville and was re-christened Belle of Louisville. (Wikipedia)

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2. mobal
1:06 PM GMT on December 06, 2012
Nice!
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1. hoothoot
12:19 PM GMT on December 06, 2012
Cool I like the history behind the pic
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! I read all of your comments and it is one of the main reasons I keep posting. My family and I moved to Anchorage, Alaska this summer (2009) from Orlando, Florida. My photos have improved with the help of observing the great pictures that you have all posted and by the ratings that you have given my photos. I feel fortunate to have found this site and to be part of this great community. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir

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