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Buy the Admiral riverboat, no really!

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The President Casino on the Admiral during one of its many closures due to the flooded Mississippi River. By Afton Spriggs The President Casino on the Admiral during one of its many closures due to the flooded Mississippi River. By Afton Spriggs

(KMOV) -- If you've ever dreamed of owning the SS Admiral riverboat, now is your chance.

The retired casino is listed on eBay with a starting bid of $1.5 million or best offer.  If that doesn't work, it will be auctioned on line through Auction Associates Wednesday, November 10 at 12 p.m.

If you're interested you can schedule an inspection appointment, but you need to show you're a qualified bidder first.

The Admiral will come with all of its existing contents.  Here's how the eBay listing reads.

The SS Admiral was originally built in 1907 as a RR Ferry across the Mississippi. The the 1930's it was lengthened 70 ft. and converted into, at that time the only air conditioned excursion boat in existence. In recent years, it as been a permanently moored entertainment venue on the St. Louis, MO. River Front. The diesel engines and drive were removed approx. 20 years ago. The Hull is approx. 365 ft. long and the Beam in the center section is approx. 95 ft. wide.  The water draft is 5.5 ft. and the air draft is approx. 70ft. This is a huge boat! The Hull includes all the "shops" and maintenance supplies and items, including 2 Cummins Powered stand by generators, Pumps, Hoses, Shackles, Cables, and office for the Maintenance Crew. The A Deck includes 4 - 18,000 winches to secure the Vessel, The Garment Shop, including the uniforms of the Staff, Cafe's, and equipment, as well as Business Office from the former operator. The B Deck includes the Grand Ball Room, enclosed observation decks  on each end, Commercial Business Center and offices, along with 4 - 23 person Dover 4 level elevators. The Ball Room also includes special effect lights, and 3 huge Chrystal Chandeliers. The C Deck over looks the B Deck as well as provides more rooms for entertainment. The C Deck is the Dining area Front and Back, with many windows and a panoramic view. The Center of the C Deck includes an huge kitchen with large walk in coolers, stoves, prep tables, sinks, warmers, etc. On the Bow End are huge Steam Tables capable of servicing large gatherings. The E Deck is accessible by stairs to the outside observation and Pent House area.  More information can be found at with pictures of the above

This vessel is floating on the Mississippi River at St. Louis. For long term use, on water, will require a new skin on the Hull. Most everything on the boat is mechanically sound. Some restrictions for use apply.


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