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All Steel Steamer “President” On the Mississippi

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This actually is a riverboat named “President”, but this picture of it was taken after 1978, when it was converted from steam to diesel and had some other modifications made.  What’s left of the old boat under all that steel came together in 1924 as a packet boat called “Cincinnati”.  It originally had side paddle wheels.

The center credit line “Published by Streckfus Steamers, St. Louis, Mo.” is just the name of the company that owned the boat.  I have no idea who printed it.

The boat, at last noticed, was lying dismantled in St. Elmo, IL.