The initial vessel was the iron sternwheel
paddle steamer initially known as Gunboat No.
Prior to that, freight and passenger service to Mayo was only available on sternwheel
steamboats in summer and horse-drawn sleighs in winter.
Calliope music will dance along Marietta's shore on the Ohio River September 10-12 for the annual Sternwheel
The new riverboat will be 20 feet longer and 20 feet wider than the current sternwheel
which operates steam-powered sternwheel
riverboats for overnight cruises on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.