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 GreenblattFile photo of the Mississippi river. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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