Sunday, September 12, 2010


Sept. 11, 2010---View of Marietta from where we are anchored.

Took "Little Dreamer" (dinghy) to shore for more entertainment at the Sternwheel Festival. Several bands played throughout the weekend.

Look past and left of the bridge piling to see the Dream Manor at anchor.

There were several other Gibson boat owners in Marietta for the activities. Here are three rafted together.

There was a good crowd. There were many vendors set up on the streets to feed the hungry people. Keith & I located the ice cream right away!

Stern wheelers seen from the shore.

Additional view from shore.

Stern wheelers as seen from the water.

They were all lined up along the bank for folks to see as everyone listened to the bands.

Beautiful boats that remind everyone of the history of the Ohio River and the important part that stern wheelers played in bringing people and supplies to the various ports.

LST 325

This ship as well as many others like it, landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Other boats look small as they passed along the LST for a good look. There were lots of people on land lined up to tour the ship.


RoN Friend said...

Are you playing catch with the LST? I guess you will follow it all the way back to Cincinnati.

More great photos of the Sternwheelers.

RoN F.

Don said...

Great pictures. I had no idea there were so many stern wheeler houseboats!

It has to be a lot of work and expense to maintain them.

Very cool.