Ride Round The Rivers / Paducah Harbor
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.
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.
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 June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 230 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.