Admiral riverboat says farewell to St. Louis

Jul 19, 2011

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.

Columbia, Ill. will be the final dock for the riverboat following a long process of dismantling and an unsuccessful attempt to auction the vessel off on eBay.

The President Casino was formerly housed in the boat until last June, when the casino's parent company, Pinnacle Entertainment, surrendered its gaming license.