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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1914LouisvilleState: KYCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-247-belle-of-louisville, http://files.asme.org/asmeorg/Communities/History/Landmarks/22719.pdfCreator: James Rees & Sons
The Belle of Louisville, built in 1914, is the oldest operating “western rivers” steamboat. It has the shallow-draft flat-bottom hull braced by hog-chain trusses, multiple fire-tube boilers, paddlewheel propulsion, and superstructure configuration that were characteristic of hundreds of steamboats that plied America’s rivers during the 19th and 20th centuries
YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Bailey Visual Life (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Belle of Louisville, still in operationEra_date_from: 1914
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