The Goldenrod as it appeared last June moored on the Illinois River near Kampsville.
Yesterday, Donna Perrino left the following comment on our post “Goldenrod Showboat Celebrates Its Centennial” (June 3, 2009):
Hello. I am the Project Manager of the GOLDENROD SHOWBOAT RESTORATION PROJECT/2010. We have just begun the long journey into the process of determining the necessary repairs needed to get this beauty back in business.
The company that currently owns this boat is the Historic Riverboat Preservation Association. It’s President is Steve DeBellis, also owner of the Globe Democrat newspaper in St. Louis, MO. We are dedicated to this effort so please give us your help and support. A new website is on the way and many fundraisers will be held. We welcome your input and information.
Please contact me, Donna Perrino, at my email address until we develop the site: donnastephens69192sbcglobal.net.