Belle of Louisville gets new pistons, rings to operate paddlewheel

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 2:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Belle of Louisville is preparing for another one hundred years on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The steamboat herself may only be 100-years-old, but the engines are 120. They have never been rebuilt until now.

Atlas Machine and Supply is installing new pistons and rings to operate the huge paddlewheel.

The repairs will help the Belle make her way to another 100 years on the Ohio.
 

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