Monday, September 7, 2009


The Point Pleasant festival known as Tribute the River had a few sternwheelers in attendance. Here are a few of them in the early morning light.

A view of a couple of sternwheels from the side.

One that interested me was the Juanita.

Back in the early 1980s, I was aboard the Juanita when I did a newspaper article about three working sternwheelers on the Ohio River: the Juanita, the Lady Lois at Catlettsburg KY and the Donald B of Maysville KY. Tom Cook, who owns the Juanita now, gave me a tour of the pilothouse and the engine room, and he explained how the drive train turns the paddlewheel. It was a most excellent few minutes.

More pics of the sternwheelers when I do a longer piece about the race that wrapped up the day.

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