• Creator
  • Harry Lemen, photographer
  • Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • The showboat, "Water Queen" was once host to, and co-star with, Gloria Swanson during the filming of 'Stage Struck'. The "Water Queen" looks like anything but a movie star while resting along side the levee at Madison, Indiana. She sank at her winter moorings in the mouth of the Kanawha River in West Virginia in 1939. Her calliope was rescued and, by a circuitous route, wound up in the "Delta Queen" in 1958. The "Grace Devers" is the tow for t... more
    The showboat, "Water Queen" was once host to, and co-star with, Gloria Swanson during the filming of 'Stage Struck'. The "Water Queen" looks like anything but a movie star while resting along side the levee at Madison, Indiana. She sank at her winter moorings in the mouth of the Kanawha River in West Virginia in 1939. Her calliope was rescued and, by a circuitous route, wound up in the "Delta Queen" in 1958. The "Grace Devers" is the tow for the "Water Queen". The "Grace Devers" was built from the "C. C. Bower" after the "Bower" was salvaged at Rampey's Landing, Kentucky. She made many trips to and from cities up and down the river, including Evansville, Paduca and Nashville. She started towing showboats in 1925. She acted as tow for the showboat "Cotton Blossom" for a time. Photograph taken circa 1927. less
  • Format
  • photograph