stern-wheeler


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stern-wheel·er

(stûrn′wē′lər, -hwē′lər)
n.
A steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.

stern-wheeler

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a vessel, esp a riverboat, propelled by a large paddle wheel at the stern. Compare sidewheeler
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WE had powerful good luck; because we got a chance in a stern-wheeler from away North which was bound for one of them bayous or one-horse rivers away down Louisiana way, and so we could go all the way down the Upper Mississippi and all the way down the Lower Mississippi to that farm in Arkansaw without having to change steamboats at St.
The rear of the boat, where the Dixie II has its paddle wheel, is the stern, and that's why she may be called a stern-wheeler. When you're facing the bow, the right side of the boat is the starboard side, and the left is the port side."
The first steamer to push a load up the Yukon River was a fifty-foot stern-wheeler with a fifteen-inch draft named The Yukon on July 4, 1869.
This was the Queen, a barge-towing stern-wheeler operated by the African Lakes Corporation, and it bore him to British Nyasaland.
The stage was designed to resemble the traditional stern-wheeler steamboat used on the Kanawha River throughout Charleston s history.
Called the Owashtanong--the name given the river by the area's Native Americans--the 140-foot-long, flat-bottomed stern-wheeler was built at Grand Haven by the Robinson, White and Williams Company.
Skip the stern-wheeler paddleboats packed with tourists for a wine-and-cheese sunset sail on the Tahoe Cruz.
Or they enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Tanana River on a stern-wheeler. There's fishing and hunting in nearby areas, the annual Tanana Valley State Fair and Golden Days, a celebration of the discovery of gold in Fairbanks.
You are at the fantail of a genuine stern-wheeler as her giant red paddlewheel rolls the tranquil waters of Alaska's Peril Strait into a foamy green wake.
An overnight stay is taken in the ski resort of Lake Tahoe, with an optional dinner cruise aboard an elegant stern-wheeler on the 23-mile-long lake, surrounded by snow-clad and pine-covered mountain peaks (cost pounds 26).
It's a stern-wheeler, and the 16-inch split paddle-wheels actually propel the boat, a tricky business requiring considerable skill at the helm.
Beginning in May, American West Steamboat Company's new 235-passenger stern-wheeler, the Empress of the North, offers eight- and 11-night cruises that feature Alaska's Inside Passage.