Visual display of the Julia Belle Swain (Excursion boat, 1971-)

Julia Belle Swain (Excursion boat, 1971-)

  • May 27, 1995
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1971
  • OWNERS: Captain Dennis Trone
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3180; Planned and built by Captain Dennis Trone. Christened by the daughter of Captain Percy Swain, Julia Belle Swain Shelton. In 1978 she was based at Peoria, Illinois. She has appeared in movies and commercials. She also worked out of Chattanooga for several summer seasons. At one point, she was purchased by Huntington, West Virginia to replace the West Virginia Belle and she became a gambling boat. As of 1995, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Helen Hoskins playing the calliope on the Julia Belle Swain
  • Julia Belle Swain (A)


Hill, Ed
  • May 27, 1995
Local identifier
  • Neg. 35mm 4-92-5
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