Alton, IL

New Plan for Goldenrod Showboat

Story by WBGZ Radio

Members of a historic preservation group determined to keep the spirit of the Goldenrod Showboat alive are putting together a plan to make it happen. The boat has been docked in Kampsville along the Illinois River in recent years, and a group of volunteers have been salvaging parts for posterity.

Volunteer Jake Medford tells The Big Z they are now hoping to re-create a portion of the boat in a permanent location.

Click here for Medford's comments

The Goldenrod Showboat entertained visitors for the better part of the 20th century. It closed for business in 2001.  For more information, follow the link:

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