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(ˈstɜrnˌʰwi lər, -ˌwi-)

a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.sternwheeler - a paddle steamer having the paddle wheel in the stern
paddle steamer, paddle-wheeler - a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels
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From the sternwheeler boats of the early 20th century to the barges Sweetsir operated in the first years of his career, riverboats used to carry a year's worth of supplies to Bush businesses.
Also, the Portland Spirit and Sternwheeler will provide free rides, and a variety of artists will deliver story readings and performances.
The company's working sternwheeler Cherry Blossom is one of the few working sternwheelers in the country and only used for private charters.
An authentic sternwheeler named for the beloved, riverboat-era author, the Mark Twain provides a panoramic view of central Arkansas from the river's perspective.
Mel and Phyllis Gowing of Cottage Grove celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family day cruise on a Columbia Gorge sternwheeler.
Vancouver, Canada, August 18, 2014 --( Vancouver Director, Jesse Davidge, finished a successful Kickstarter to raise funds to create a documentary about discovery of a 100 year old Sternwheeler up in Lake Laberge, Yukon.
In addition, American Cruise Lines sails its sternwheeler Queen of the Mississippi and American Queen Steamboat Co.
Even the resident Mark Twain Riverboat, a 120-foot sternwheeler built in 1964, sat idle and dark.
Down at the river, you can take a ride on a sternwheeler or just take in the view of the automobile traffic crossing Talmadge Memorial Bridge and the river traffic passing beneath it.
After selling the restaurant to Bill and Glenda Hander in 1980, Van Divort published "The Columbia River Cookbook," which featured recipes from the restaurant as well as some history, with the goal to raise funds for a feasibility study to put a sternwheeler on the Columbia River.
The first day in Fairbanks included a sternwheeler tour on the Chena River.
Another great taste of yesteryear is aboard the Colorado King Sternwheeler, a 57ft-long paddle steamer which takes guests along a remote stretch of the Colorado River, complete with homecooked meal and live music entertainment from Jack Jackson and fiddle player Armand Pelletier.