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
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
Save the Delta Queen had hoped to buy the vessel for daytime excursions and lobby Congress to restore its exemption for overnight trips.
The Delta Queen has been leased as a floating hotel in Chattanooga since June of last year. Its cruises were halted after a congressional fire safety exemption was not renewed.
Saturday’s collision will keep the Belle of Louisville steamboat docked for the rest of its season.
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
The Hampton Hotels chain has donated money and a labor force to make improvements to the Belle of 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