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Jonathan Padelford

One of the few truly authentic sternwheelers on the Mississippi River, the all-steel vessel is named for the tenth 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 feet with a 24-foot beam. Coast Guard licensed to carry 200.

Maximum Capacity: 160

Maximum Indoor Dining: 90

Main deck is heated and air conditioned, the second deck has a partially enclosed area with open air areas toward the bow and stern.

Click here for deck plan (printable)

Padelford Image Gallery

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Jonathan Padelford at Night
The Padelford Coming Around the Bend in the Fog
The Padelford Going Under St. Paul's Highbridge
The Sun Setting on the Jonathan Padelford
Jonathan Padelford
Jonathan Padelford
The Padelford Departing the Dock
The Padelford at the Dock for the Winter
The Padelford Pushed into the Bank
The Padelford Disembarking Passengers in Hastings, MN
The Padelford's Main Deck
Jonathan Padelford
The Padelford Cruising At Sunset
Jonathan Padelford Upbound at the Railroad Swing-Bridge

Click here to view pictures of the Padelford during it's construction in 1969

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