Admiral Sails Into History

Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Workers prepare to disconect the Admiral riverboat from its moorings on the Mississippi River in St. Louis on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is helped down the Mississippi River by the tugboat Michael Luhr past the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is pushed down the Mississippi River as a U.S. Coast Guard boat leads the way in Lemay, Missouri on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is helped down the Mississippi River as it goes underneath the Poplar Street Bridge, by the tugboat Michael Luhr in St. Louis on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is helped turning around on the Mississippi River by the tugboat Michael Luhr as it leaves its port in St. Louis on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is helped down the Mississippi River by the tugboat Michael Luhr as it passes underneath the Eads Bridge in St. Louis on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is helped down the Mississippi River by the tugboat Michael Luhr past River City Casino in Lemay, Missouri on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. 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. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Admiral Sails Into History 7/19/11-A hundred people or more, many armed with cameras, spent a couple of hours sweltering in the heat Tuesday morning, waiting for crews to hook up the SS Admiral to a team of tugboats and haul it downstream. The former excursion boat and gaming venue has been sitting idle since the President Casino closed its doors for good last year. The Admiral will be taken down river a few miles to Columbia Ill. where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap. Crews took the top level of the boat off and had to wait for the Mississippi River to drop so the Admiral would fit beneath the Eads Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

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