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Louisville’s newest addition to the waterfront, the Mary M. Miller is named for America’s first female licensed steamboat captain. With as much spirit as her namesake, the Mary M. Miller is a propeller-driven riverboat with old fashioned charm and modern amenities.

7 Facts About Mary M. Miller

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Able to cruise year-round, pending navigation conditions

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The Mary M. Miller is named for Mary Millicent Miller, born in Louisville, Ky. in 1846. She married George Miller, a steamboat captain and builder, in 1865 and began a life of steamboat operation

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Mary Miller made history in 1884 when, thanks to a controversial federal government decision, she became the first licensed female steamboat captain in America!

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Mary M. Miller (the boat) was built in 1985, just upriver from Louisville in Utica, Indiana

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The Mary has one and a half fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks and one and a half open air decks

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She’s powered by a diesel engine

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US Coast Guard Approved Capacity: 450 People

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