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Rachel on the Road: Bama Belle Riverboat - WIAT 42

The Bama Belle Riverboat still takes people for cruises on the weekends. (WIAT) — The Black Warrior River is full of history and having a historic paddle-boat traveling down its waters makes it all the more special to Tuscaloosa. It dates back to 1970. “I think it was the Emerald Queen when it came here, and I think it was a competition to name it and someone came up with that name Bama Belle,” Dodson said. “Tuscaloosa is here because of the river,” Craig Dodson, the owner of the Bama Belle Riverboat said. “I worked on the Mississippi and Ohio River as a teenager, so this just seemed like something to do. ”. The only paddle-wheel riverboat in Tuscaloosa has had a couple of lives already. Source: wiat.com