In an exciting addition to the Valley Gem, we are in the final stages of putting our passenger barge, Miss Lily into service pushed by our newly acquired historic sternwheel towboat, Major. This project began in 1984 with the construction of a landing barge. At the time, it’s intent was not to be in service with passengers. As we have grown over time, we have found that a second vessel can be utilized and so we have worked hard over the past few years to make it happen. With the acquisition of the Major, the dream has become even more of a reality, as now we will have two fully operating, genuine sternwheel boats here in Marietta.

Upon final U. S. Coast Guard approval, the Major/Miss Lily combination will be available for private charter rental, and will be in service for public trips that need more seats.

Because the final approvals have not been granted just yet, please watch our website closely for updates as we will announce availability when we are able to do so. All rentals will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Also, watch for a big announcement in the summer about our new La Riviera restaurant opening.


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