The showboat Becky Thatcher is history. It collapsed in on itself and cannot be repaired.
Another piece of history gone.
I've never seen a real showboat, but my mother told me once or twice about the time she was on one. She was born in 1915 and died in 1993. The boat tied up in the Swan Creek area of Gallia County, Ohio, I think. I never got its name or any other information. It's another in a long list of regrets we all carry, I suppose -- not getting the details of events in our parents' lives while they're still around to share them.