We had the opportunity to tour the boat and take pictures, in hope to help get the word out to save this historic boat. I certainly hope it gets saved, but there's certainly a ton of work that needs to go into it. It was literally abandoned without warning, so there's still dirty dishes in the sink, for example. The hull was damaged in 2001 due to low river levels and was never fixed. Parts of the boat are in remarkably wonderful shape and it's definitely stopped in time, in places. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, it's definitely plausible that it can get saved - but it'll take some serious work and serious money.
Now that I'm done being wordy, here's the winner of the week:
It's the chandelier in the entry, viewed from below, showcasing the vintage tin ceiling:
For more on the showboat, check them out here.