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Goldenrod Showboat Set for Scrapyard

Brett Blume
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Workers carry a door as the dimantling of the Riverboat Admiral is underway on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 10, 2011. Plans are set for it to travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped.  The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year.   IUPI/Bill Greenblatt

Workers carry a door as the dimantling of the Riverboat Admiral is underway on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 10, 2011. Plans are set for it to travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990’s the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the “President Casino on the Admiral”, which went out of business last year. IUPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - First the Admiral — now the Goldenrod?

The new owners of the century-old Goldenrod Showboat say as soon as the Mississippi River rises high enough, they’re going to float their boat straight to the scrapyard.

A local non-profit group hoping to prevent that have only been able to raise about $28,000—less than half of what they need to buy it back.

The Admiral was torn up and sold for scrap a couple of years ago.

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