The first cruise of The Spirit of St. Joseph, a 350-passenger paddle wheel excursion boat, has been postponed again.
The riverboat, which first plied the Missouri River from a local downtown dock more than a decade ago, will open to passengers May 1, said Teresa Fankhauser, one of the boat’s owners.
Coast Guard officials and the boat’s owners decided April 14 to delay the boat’s opening until Friday. The opening was postponed again because of the weather, she said. The river is high and at the boat’s temporary location, 1402 River Road, high water can make the boat difficult to load, Ms. Fankhauser said.
Coast Guard officials will re-inspect the boat Friday, she said.