Jonathan Padelford

Jonathan Padelford

As one of the few truly authentic sternwheelers on the Mississippi River, this all-steel vessel is named after the 10th great maternal grandfather of Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr., founder of Padelford Riverboats. The engines are identical to the old steam engines but run hydraulically. The sound of the steam is still there. Its overall length is 125 ft with a 24-ft beam and is Coast Guard licensed to carry 140.

Maximum Capacity: 140

Maximum Indoor Dining: 80

The main deck is heated and air-conditioned, while the second deck has a partially enclosed area with open-air sections toward the bow and stern.

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