Admiral's Tide May be Ebbing

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Sunday, July 29 2007 Jul 29, 2007 Sunday, July 29, 2007 9:10:49 AM CDT July 29, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A ship that once was considered one of St. Louis' crown jewels turns 100 this year. The boat spent its first three decades ferrying railroad cars across the river at Vicksburg, Mississippi. But the ship was sold in 1935 and transformed. From 1940 to 1989, it became a popular place for everything from high school proms to marriage proposals. Then hull problems were discovered, ending its cruising days. For the next several years, a series of owners, including Six Flags, sought to turn a profit. Eventually, the SS Admiral had some success as a casino. But its days may be numbered. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment owns the SS Admiral and uses it to house the President Casino. Some industry observers expect Pinnacle to close the President Casino after it opens a new casino late this year.

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