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Electronic Field Trip to the Belle of Louisville

Take a cruise on the famous steamboat, Belle of Louisville, which was built in 1914 and is one of the last of its kind in the world. Learn about the history of river travel and the invention of the steamboat, and how it revolutionized transportation and fueled the growth of cities. Take a tour of the boat and learn how steam propels and powers everything on her, the duties of the various crew members, and how they must all work together as a team to safely and successfully guide the Belle up and down the Ohio. A 2009 KET production.

  1. Length: 00:19:55
  2. Originally Aired: Oct 6, 2009

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