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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor

 
 
Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
1. Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor Marker
Ride Round the Rivers side
Inscription.  
Ride Round the Rivers
This unique pleasure-boat tour is an eighty-mile loop from Paducah up the Tennessee, through Kentucky Lock, up Kentucky Lake, through the Land-Between-The-Lakes Canal, down Barkley Lake, through Barkley Lock, down the Cumberland to Smithland, and down the Ohio back to Paducah. West Kentucky has greatest concentration of major navigable rivers in world. Over.

Paducah Harbor
The deep protected water between Owens Island opposite and the Kentucky shore has been a major base for commercial navigation throughout Paducah's history. Every type of barge and boat used in the Mississippi Valley has been built, repaired, manned, and supplied here. It was a famous ice-free winter harbor for steamboats from the northern rivers.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1161.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.

Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
2. Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor Marker
Wide view at Riverfront park
37° 5.252′ N, 88° 35.613′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on The Foot of Broadway east of Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at Paducah's Riverfront park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 The Foot of Broadway, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pilothouse (a few steps from this marker); Marine Royalty "Red Coats" (a few steps from this marker); Christening the Towboat Eleanor (a few steps from this marker); Wheel Repair (a few steps from this marker); Bicentennial of Paducah (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Marine Supply and Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Area riverbeds (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. George Rogers Clark (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
More about this marker. The Kentucky Historical Society's website says the marker was sponsored by Crounse Corp.; however, this is not mentioned on the actual marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
 
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Jan. 25, 2021