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It is believed that there are no genuine side-wheel paddle steamers in operation in the USA

There are numerous modern diesel powered paddle ships in the USA mostly of modern build, mostly with a stern wheel, but usually with auxiliary screws or thrusters. These have been built for the modern tourist market and generally in retro-style.

Operational paddle ferry (ex-Steamer)
One genuine working ship built as a steamer in 1935 built converted to diesel in 1947 is the small car-ferry Boone No7 which runs on the Anderson Ferry across the Ohio River at Hebron, Kentucky

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