• Short Summary

    THE "MAJESTIC" IS THE LAST SHOWBOAT ON THE OHIO AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. IT IS OWNED?

  • Description

    THE "MAJESTIC" IS THE LAST SHOWBOAT ON THE OHIO AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. IT IS OWNED BY CAPTAIN TOMMY REYNOLDS (CQ) OF POINT PLEASANT, WEST VIRGINIA, AND IS PRESENTLY ANCHORED WITH ITS TUG, "ATTABOY" (CQ), BENEATH THE POINT PLEASANT-GALLIPOLIS, OHIO BRIDGE (place - source). FOR THE FAST TEN YEARS, THE "MAJESTIC" HAS BEEN LEASED TO HIRAM COLLEGE AT HIRAM, OHIO (CQ). FROM THE TIME OF ITS CONSTRUCTION BY CAPTAIN REYNOLDS IN 1923 UNTIL 1941 (dates CQ), THE "MAJESTIC" PLIED THE OHIO, TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY, CUMBERLAND AND OTHER RIVERS, GIVING SHOWS AT ALMOST EVERY LANDING.

    REYNOLDS NOW IS TRYING TO SELL THE SHOWBOAT AND ITS DIESEL-POWERED TUG FOR THIRTY-THOUSAND DOLLARS. HE SAYS HE IS READY TO RETIRE AFTER SOME FORTY_FIVE YEARS AS A RIVER BOAT CAPTAIN AND SHOWBOAT IMPRESARIO. A NEW WOODEN HULL WAS INSTALLED UNDER THE "MAJESTIC" A FEW YEARS AGO. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, SAYS REYNOLDS, AND COULDN'T BE DUPLICATED FOR LESS THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS TODAY .... ACCORDING TO HIS ESTIMATE. ORIGINAL COST OF MATERIALS WAS TWENTY-FIVE--THOUSAND DOLLARS. AN INTERESTING FEATURE OF THE VESSEL IS ITS STEAM CALLIOPE ... ONE OF THE ONLY ONES IN EXISTENCE. IT IS INSTALLED ON THE TOP DECK OF THE "ATTABOY". INSIDE, THE "MAJESTIC" IS FITTED AS A THEATRE, SEATING SEVERAL HUNDRED PERSONS. THE FILM SHOWS ONLY ONE PERSON ... CAPTAIN REYNOLDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7U990WZZF59W84IBBQOKL8Y72
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U990WZZF59W84IBBQOKL8Y72
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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