Showboat Gets A Reprieve

1 decade 11 months 4 days ago Monday, November 12 2007 Nov 12, 2007 Monday, November 12, 2007 6:49:34 AM CST November 12, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A nearly century-old showboat that was long a St. Louis area landmark is getting a reprieve, at least temporarily. The Goldenrod Showboat closed in 2001 and is stored on the Illinois River. Principals in a court battle over unpaid mooring charges say an agreement is expected that will allow St. Charles businessman John Schwarz to move the boat, then continue to seek a new use for it. Mooring site owner Sheila Prokuski says if the suit isn't settled or a buyer found, she may sell the boat for scrap. The riverboat long served as a stationary dinner theater in St. Charles. It closed after a Coast Guard safety check.

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