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Belle of Louisville getting upgrades before 100th anniversary celebration

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Belle of Louisville is getting some much needed upgrades before a big celebration as she turns 100 in October.

Crews are finishing up installing a new deck on the upper level. They also striped part of the railing after repainting it. The engines were rebuilt earlier in the year.

Staff members say it's all work that needed to be done because of the boat's age and upcoming birthday.

"You know, this boat is 100 years old this is unheard of in the Western river system in the United States to have a boat operating this long and we're very proud of the boat here, this is a United States landmark as well as a wharf boat," Belle of Louisville spokesperson Mike Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald says there are still a few more housekeeping issues like cleaning and painting to take care of before the centennial celebration in October.

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