Ferry Service Begins, Boat Operators Hope to Alleviate Bridge Congestion

In an attempt to provide commuters with a way to avoid the traffic snarls caused by the Sherman Minton Bridge closure, the Spirit of Jefferson steamboat began providing ferry service this morning. People boarded the boat in Indiana, and were dropped off in Louisville. Linda Harris is the CEO of the Belle of Louisville. She… Continue reading Ferry Service Begins, Boat Operators Hope to Alleviate Bridge Congestion

Great Steamboat Race Is Today

The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race will be held this afternoon on the Ohio River, about two months later than originally scheduled. The Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati will race beginning at 6:00pm EDT. The race was originally scheduled for May 4 but was postponed due to high water on the… Continue reading Great Steamboat Race Is Today

Belle Of Louisville Collision Results In Injuries, Damage

Several people suffered slight injuries Saturday afternoon when the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat struck a barge on the Ohio River near Six Mile Island. The vessel’s paddlewheel was damaged and the Belle had to be towed back to its downtown landing. Waterfront Development Corporation Director David Karem tells the Courier-Journal that the Belle was… Continue reading Belle Of Louisville Collision Results In Injuries, Damage

Delta Queen To Make "Farewell" Stop In Louisville

The Delta Queen steamboat will make what could be its final voyage to Louisville later this month. The vessel has competed against the Belle of Louisville in the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race each spring since 1963. However, Belle CEO Linda Harris says the Queen will likely have to dock after October 31 when… Continue reading Delta Queen To Make "Farewell" Stop In Louisville