Belle of Cincinnati scores silver antlers in Great Steamboat Race

Belle of Cincinnati scores silver antlers in Great Steamboat Race
The Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati went head-to-head in the Great Steamboat Race Wednesday. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)
The Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati went head-to-head in the Great Steamboat Race Wednesday. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Belle of Cincinnati took home the coveted 12-point silver antlers after going head-to-head against the Belle of Louisville in the 54th annual Great Steamboat Race on Wednesday.

Not only did the crews race to cross the finish line first, but they also had to complete a series of tasks to score points.

The Belle of Cincinnati received a total of 149 points, while the Belle of Louisville scored 110:

  • Task No. 1: Jousting inflatable competition (Belle of Louisville 5, Belle of Cincinnati 10)
  • Task No. 2: Obstacle inflatable course (Belle of Louisville 10, Belle of Cincinnati 5)
  • Task No. 3: Handy line toss (Belle of Louisville 5, Belle of Cincinnati 10)
  • Task No. 4: Monkey fist toss (Belle of Louisville 10, Belle of Cincinnati 5)
  • Task No. 5: Miniature Paddle Wheel Assembly (Belle of Louisville 10, Belle of Cincinnati 5)
  • Task No. 6: Calliope contest (Belle of Louisville 5, Belle of Cincinnati 10)
  • Task No. 7: Buoy flag retrieval (Belle of Louisville 25, Belle of Cincinnati 25)
  • Task No. 8: VIP retrieval at Cox Park (Belle of Louisville 25, Belle of Cincinnati 25)
  • Task No. 9: Bourbon barrel retrieval (Belle of Louisville 0, Belle of Cincinnati 25)
  • Task No. 10: Boat race finish (Belle of Louisville 15, Belle of Cincinnati 29)

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