William M. Black
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William M. Black


She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992. She is open for tours as part of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. According to information provided on the tour, William M. Black, one of the last paddle steamers built in the US, was used primarily along the Missouri River. She had a crew of 49 and dredged 80,000 cubic yards of material per day. She was placed out of service in 1973 because she consumed 7,000 US gallons of heavy oil each day, which became prohibitively expensive during the 1973 OPEC oil embargo.


  • Metal Options: Available in sterling silver, gold and platinum.
  • Item Cost:: $40


Price does not include center stone. Prices subject to change.