The Belle of Louisville first starting rolling downriver out of Pittsburgh, PA in 1914. She has lived three “lives”, as the Idlewild, the Avalon, and as we currently know her, the Belle of Louisville.
Linda Harris, CEO of Belle of Louisville, says the landmark steamboat stands for our city river history.
The Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson have become known around the world for their stature, history and size and for good reason.
Cross the river for a buck: The Spirit of Jefferson will shuttle people from downtown Jeffersonville to downtown Louisville beginning tomorrow morning.
The Great Steamboat Race has only been rescheduled a few times since racing began in 1963.