The Mamie S. Barrett Was A Famous Flagship Built In 1921 – But It Is Now Rusty Due To Neglect

Once upon a time, the Mamie S. Barrett commanded a real presence on the rivers of the U.S. In fact, it was even home to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for a brief period. But now, almost a century after it first sailed its maiden voyage, the vessel that marked the beginning of the end of the steamboat era is a husk of its former self. Even as it gathers rust, though, its story is fascinating.