The Robert E. Lee was built in the late 1960's and could be found parked near the Arch. It was damaged in the flood of '93 and was later sold, renovated and sold again to the Petroff family at the end of 2008. The new owners had planned to reopen the boat and move it to St. Charles. The owner was at the scene, but failed to comment on the incident.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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