July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Cummins-Powered Excursion Boat 'Missouri River Queen' Delivered By Marine Builders

Marine Builders, Inc. of Utica, Ind., recently launched the Missouri River Queen (shown above), a 95- foot paddlewheel excursion boat with a 31-foot beam, 6'/2-foot depth, 3'4-foot draft and a '/-inch steel hull.

The 600-passenger vessel was delivered to Richard Lynn of Kansas City, Mo., where plans call for it to make daily excursion trips along the Missouri River in the Kansas City area.

The main engines on the Missouri River Queen are two Cummins NT855-Ms rated 290 horsepower at 1,950 rpm, and generators are two I.E.C. model G415GAD rated at 85 kw each and driven by two Cummins 6BT5.9-GC engines. Other equipment includes Twin Disc reduction gears, Columbian Bronze four-blade stainless-steel propellers, Fernstrum Gridcoolers, Furuno radar, and ENERGAIRE air compressor.

The Missouri River Queen was designed by Alan L. Bates and features steering controls on each wing of the wheelhouse. The engine controls are Marine Builders, Inc. design, and feature full pilothouse instrumentation including low oil pressure, high water temperature and gear oil pressure alarms.

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