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Friday, October 20, 2017

SMI Delivers Shreveport Rose

Service Marine Industries, Inc. (SMI) of Morgan City, La., a major builder of both riverboat and dockside casinos, recently announced the departure of the sternwheel casino vesselShreueport Rose, for her maiden journey to Harrah's Casino, Shreveport, La. The 210-foot (64 m), three-deck vessel sailed under her own power from the Service Marine outfitting facility in Morgan City at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 1994.

Present for the Mardi Gras theme send off were local vendors, shipyard employees, and press from the St. Mary Parish area, Caddo Parish, New Orleans and various municipalities to be served by the Harrah's Shreveport Ship and Facility Complex.

The Shreveport Rose, Service Marine Hull Number 169, is the second ship of her dimensions and design built for the Promus Companies/ Harrah's Organization and the first of five such gaming ships currently under construction at the Amelia Island Main Shipyard which will be delivered in 1994.

For additional information on the casino vessel building abilities of Service Marine,

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