riverboat http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Admiral riverboat says farewell to St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/admiral-riverboat-says-farewell-st-louis <p>The S. S. Admiral, built in 1907 and a long-time fixture of the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis, was towed away Tuesday to be dismantled.</p><p>Columbia, Ill. will be the final dock for the riverboat following a long process of<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/century-old-st-louis-riverboat-ss-admiral-being-scrapped"> dismantling</a> and an unsuccessful attempt <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1720011/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Admiral.riverboat.up.for.eBay.auction">to auction the vessel off on eBay</a>.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:48:55 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Admiral riverboat says farewell to St. Louis Century-old St. Louis riverboat, the S.S. Admiral, being scrapped http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/century-old-st-louis-riverboat-ss-admiral-being-scrapped <p>A century-old riverboat-turned-casino that folded under withering competition from the St. Louis region&#39;s growing array of gambling sites is headed to a scrapyard, piece by piece.</p><p>Crews are dismantling the S.S. Admiral along the Mississippi River at St. Louis, months <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1720011/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Admiral.riverboat.up.for.eBay.auction">after a would-be auction </a>failed to attract what the owner considered serious bids for the vessel.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:58:41 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1539 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Century-old St. Louis riverboat, the S.S. Admiral, being scrapped Admiral riverboat fire under control quickly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/admiral-riverboat-fire-under-control-quickly <p>The Admiral riverboat was the site of a two-alarm fire today which was quickly brought under control by firefighters.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_1a751940-2583-11e0-b7ba-0017a4a78c22.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that the blaze may have been started in some grease-coated ductwork by a worker's torch when he was cutting through the duct material.</p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:09:50 +0000 Kelsey Proud 368 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Admiral riverboat fire under control quickly