River Museums Weathering Coronavirus Pandemic Hardships River Museums Weathering Coronavirus Pandemic Hardships
River Museums Weathering Coronavirus Pandemic Hardships

Although many of those who work on the river are considered essential workers, and shoreside businesses have begun to slowly reopen under various state guidelines, river museums are still seeing… 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 Str. Dubuque

November 5, 2019

This week, the Old Boat Column presents a recently-acquired image of the steamboat Dubuque. This large sternwheeler was originally known as the packet Pittsburgh. Built in 1879 by the Cincinnati… Read More

The City of Dubuque, Iowa, announced December 20 that it had signed an agreement with the Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division for assistance in the preparation of a comprehensive… Read More