Classic riverboat stuck in St. Paul

Updated: June 24, 2019 07:32 PM

A plan to move a classic riverboat docked along the Mississippi River is hitting rocky waters.

Last summer, we reported on a nonprofit that bought the Minnesota Centennial Showboat from the city of Saint Paul.


The group planned to move it to Winona to use it for weddings and other events, but high water on the Mississippi River prevented it from moving south.

"It's been kind of one one disaster after another," said Dave Belz, with Minnesota Centennial Showboat and Maritime Museum. "We're sitting with our boat in St. Paul, yet St. Paul would like us to get it out of there. We love to have it down here and it's just a matter of finding somebody that can push the barge down for us."

The group hopes to move the boat to Winona by late July.

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