Historic St. Louis riverboat now rust...

Historic St. Louis riverboat now rusted scrap

There are 66 comments on the KSDK NewsChannel 5 story from Jun 17, 2009, titled Historic St. Louis riverboat now rusted scrap. In it, KSDK NewsChannel 5 reports that:

It was the first all steel riverboat on the Mississippi; built in 1924, the S.S. President had a storied history as a luxury steamer.

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Plymouth, UK

#63 Jan 3, 2014
watching it being dismantled, you knew it was never going to be in one piece again. shame. wonderful steamer.
Bergen Norway

Bergen, Norway

#64 Oct 25, 2014
R.I.P. Mr. President

Chula Vista, CA

#65 Jan 4, 2015
gary Noel Mo wrote:
I worked doing electrical on the refit when it was turned into a casino boat.Iwas in every compartment of that great old boat would of loved to help rebuld it,I was always good at puzzles.when
I read this it was like an old freind had died.I did all the exterior lighting my name and date was welded in up under the 3rd deck comming aft port quarter.
I live on the Gulf Coast and go to jazz fest every yearÂ… found these mementos as well as this video of a great performing on the President in April 1988.. So very Sad to learn of its
Jazzfest 1988 President Schedule:
demise.http://jazzfest.swaglan d.com/cubes/1988/evenings.html
Srv on the President:

Kellyville, Australia

#66 Jan 6, 2015
The nincompoop who cut it up should go to Jail.
Pink Italy

Soldano, Italy

#67 Jan 21, 2015
What a pity this didn't work out!!!!!

North Vancouver, Canada

#69 Jun 10, 2016
As a builder in Canada it seemed a crazy idea in the first place. Why not relocate it on the river and refurbish into a wonderful floating hotel. How much did they pay those morons that ruined that vessel. I doubt it will ever be rebuilt now

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