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Belle Of Louisville Wins Great Steamboat Race

Posted at 5:47 AM, May 02, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– The 56th annual Great Steamboat Race has a winner!

The Belle of Louisville reigns victorious this year after beating out the Belle of Cincinnati.

This is the first time since 2015 that Louisville’s vessel has taken home the prize.

Wednesday’s 14-mile race on the Ohio River isn’t just a race to the finish line.

Silver antlers trophy. Photo via WAVE 3 News.

The winner has to rack up the most points from doing a series of five tasks throughout the day, both on-shore and on the boat. Things like a knot tying contest and paddle wheel assembly.

So what was at stake?

Bragging rights of course and a pretty unique trophy, 12-point silver antlers.