Fla. judge orders SeaEscape gambling ship to auction block

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- The SeaEscape gambling ship M/V Island Adventure is headed to the auction block and will probably be scrapped, the Miami Herald reported. SeaEscape, citing competition from land-based casinos, cease operating the gambling boat in August. The ship has been arrested because the owner allegedly owes the crew unpaid back wages, and a federal judge has ordered…
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Future of last steam paddleboat Delta Queen in jeopardy

(WHEELING, W.V.) -- The Mississippi and Ohio rivers may lose their last remaining steam paddleboat licensed to carry overnight passengers, The Intelligencer newspaper of Wheeling reported. The Delta Queen's federal safety exemption expires Nov. 1. The wooden Majestic America vessel had been operating under a 40-year exemption that the House of Representatives in April voted not to extend.   Click here to view the…
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