Betty Lou

Betty Lou

Accommodations & Layout

The main deck is arranged with the along forward then the salon, dining area, galley and engine room.  The 01 deck is arranged with the master quarters with head forward, then three staterooms with a shared head.  Access between the3 main and 01 decks is via an interior stairway amidships port or an exterior stary forward on port.  The 02 deck has the wheelhouse fully forward with open air deck aft.  Access between the 01 and 02 decks is via open stairway forward and aft.


The BETTY LOU is in good condition.


Dining table, dining chairs and brass fog bell.

General Specifications

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Style Sternwheeler
Builder Graydon Crain
Hull Displacement
USCG Certified
USCG Dry Dock
OH Reg OH1416CW
Passenger Capacity
Dinning Capacity
Gross Tonnage
Net Tonnage
Speed (approx.) Cruising: 7 knots @ 10 RPM
Max: 8.6 knots @ 17.5 RPM
Engine speed is a constant 1,750 RPM
Built 1990
LOA 100′
Beam 19.5′
Hull Depth 6′
Draft Water: 4.2′ Air: 31.6′
Route Certification
Hull Material Steel
Deckhouse Material Steel
Tank Capacities Fuel: 3,000 gallons
Waste: N/A gallons
Potable Water: 2,000 gallons


  • RexRoth pneumatic throttle/clutch controls
  • Vickers Hydraulic steering
  • Upholstered helm seat
  • Kobelt rudder indicators
  • Two Norselight searchlights
  • Two Standard VHF/FM marine radios with antennas


  • Dining table and chairs

GALLEY (Main Deck)

  • GE Profile model TPX24PR/BR refrigerator/freezer
  • GE model JSP40AoW1AA stove/oven
  • GE model G504020Y73BB dishwasher
  • Corningware flattop
  • GE Spacemaker model WSM2420TA2AA washing machine/dryer
  • Edgestar model B120SS ice machine


  • 40 kW generator powered by a John Deer marine diesel engine – hours: 2,207 October 2020
  • 6 kW Lugger generator powered by a Cummins marine diesel engine – hours: 572 October 2020
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 200-amp, 100 VAC single phase electrical service
  • 50’ shore power cord
  • Two 12 VDC 8D batteries
  • Protech model 1240I battery charger
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e. port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 3/8” welded steel plate hull with transverse framing
  • Six compartments formed by five transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding doors: 3
  • Two manual captains with lines fitted @ bow
  • 14 kevels
  • I Cruciform bitt on the centerline @ bow
  • Two timberheads
  • Six D ringers
  • Deck fittings:

Electrical: starboard/port

Waste: starboard/port

Water: starboard/port

Fuel: starboard/port


  • Single 6 cylinder 175 HP @ 1,200 RPM Cummins HR marine engine with Racor fuel filters
  • Engine hours – October 2020: 1,001
  • Twin Disc model MG-509 3:1 ration marine gear
  • Vickers model 46744 hydraulic pump
  • Vickers model 0452431 hydraulic motor
  • Dry exhaust
  • Vanguard model 6E 722 50-gallon water heater
  • Split paddlewheels – 16’ diameter, 5’ wide, 20 buckets per wheel
  • Rudders are electrically/hydraulically operated and synchronized
    • Two steering rudders (8’ x 4’)
    • Two Monkey rudders (6’ x 4’)
  • Individual ductless electric heating and cooling units



The vessel is equipped with two heads:

  • Microphor marine sanitation system


  • A-II fire extinguishers
  • B-I fire extinguisher
  • Fixed CO2 system – engine room
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Fire Ax
  • One 300 lb. and one 500 lb. anchor



  • Exterior coating: paint
  • Exterior decks: non-skid coating
  • Interior decks:
    • Salon: carpet
    • Heads: vinyl
    • Galley: vinyl
    • Wheelhouse: carpet