You Won’t Believe What’s Hiding In Plain Sight Near The Mississippi River

Situated just a few miles from the Mississippi River, you’ll find a deteriorating piece of history known as the Mamie S. Barrett. The abandoned steamboat once transported a president and signified luxury. Today, the Mamie S. Barrett is quickly dilapidating and is now merely a shell of what once was.

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Even in its current state, it’s clear that the Mamie S. Barrett was at one time a magnificent site. Did you know this steamboat even existed?