Goldenrod Showboat stuck on a sandbar in the Mississippi River

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UPDATE: The Goldenrod will be scrapped because it cannot be saved.

ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Many St. Louisans remember the Goldenrod Showboat from the St. Louis Riverfront in downtown St. Louis. But recently the boat has fallen on to hard times and is now stuck on sandbar in the Mississippi River near Alton IL. Both ends of the showboat are sagging, which is causing concern that this may be the end of days for the historic boat.

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