February 25, 2014 - 8:00am
The Belle of Louisville first starting rolling downriver out of Pittsburgh, PA in 1914. She has lived three “lives”, as the Idlewild, the Avalon, and as we currently know her, the Belle of Louisville.
If you’re in Louisville, love our history, and are a fan of steamboats, you may have heard that the Belle of Louisville is turning 100 this year.
August 31, 2012 - 9:00am
Linda Harris, CEO of Belle of Louisville, says the landmark steamboat stands for our city river history.
Linda Harris, in her seventh year as CEO of Belle of Louisville, says that Labor Day events on the city’s Landmark steamboat offer area residents and tourists something interesting to do, especially if you’re entertaining family members or out-of-town guests. “People...
July 30, 2012 - 9:00am
The Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson have become known around the world for their stature, history and size and for good reason.
Louisville has become known for an annual boat race featuring the Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson. Indeed these vessels are notable landmarks in the downtown area of the city, and more than that their casual sport icons in the area. As dependable as not being able to get through...
September 14, 2011 - 2:47pm
Cross the river for a buck: The Spirit of Jefferson will shuttle people from downtown Jeffersonville to downtown Louisville beginning tomorrow morning.
Bummed out because of the emergency closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge? Does your commute to Louisville from southern Indiana take almost three hours? Well, help is on the way—starting Wednesday morning (09/14/11)—in the form of a passenger ferry to assist folks in...
July 29, 2012 - 6:59pm
The Great Steamboat Race has only been rescheduled a few times since racing began in 1963.
This evening, the historic Belle of Louisville will be racing the Belle of Cincinnati on the mighty Ohio River beginning at 6 p.m.Traditionally, the race is held during the Kentucky Derby Festival, but high water on the river forced KDF officials to postpone the race.