Jefferson County Forges Ahead With Port Development Jefferson County Forges Ahead With Port Development
Jefferson County Forges Ahead With Port Development

Jefferson County, Mo., hugs the Mississippi River shoreline south of St. Louis.  An important but developing part of the St. Louis region’s “Ag Coast” port ecosystem, it includes the river… Read More

The Port of Kimmswick. Mo., official homeport of the Delta Queen, has completed its new boat landing dock, according to Neal Breitweiser, executive director of the Jefferson County Port Authority. Read More

After many years of planning and delays due to high water, and many other issues, work has finally begun on a new excursion boat landing in Kimmswick, Mo. Ground has… Read More

Violet Schmerbach Foley, 105, of Andalusia, Ill., died May 6 at Lutheran Living Senior Care in Muscatine, Iowa. She and her husband, Capt. William Foley, were married in 1934 and… Read More

The Steamer Quincy

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year! We begin the Old Boat Column for 2020 with one of the beautiful steamboats operated by the famous Diamond Jo Line, the steamer Quincy. Built at Dubuque,… Read More

The Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen (S&D) will hold its 80th annual meeting September 13–14 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, Ohio. The event will kick off on Friday… Read More

The Delta King

April 29, 2019

Now that the beloved Delta Queen has received its long-awaited exemption and is well on the way to again traversing the rivers in the foreseeable future, the Old Boat Column… Read More

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