July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Sternwheeler 'Colonel' Launched By Moss Point Marine

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has launched the sternwheel/excursion boat, Colonel (shown above), which is being built for the Colonel Museum, Inc., Galveston, Texas.

When completed later this summer, the sternwheeler will be able to accommodate as many as 800 passengers on sightseeing, historical and jazz dinner cruises on the Galveston Bay Harbor. The Victorianstyled riverboat will be 152-feet in length, with a 40-foot beam, and an 8-foot 6-inch depth upon completion.

She will also be powered by two Caterpillar 3408 diesel engines developing 365 hp each at 1,800 rpm.

The Colonel will be operated by New Orleans Paddlewheels (Texas) Inc., for its Texas owners. The company operates a similar vessel, the Creole Queen in New Orleans.

For a complete equipment suppliers' list and further details and background on the Colonel, check the June 1985 Double Issue of Maritime Reporter, "Moss Point Marine To Build Victorian-Style Sternwheel Riverboat."

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