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title:

The Showboat Majestic's tug boat named Attaboy

image number:

P0025088

description:

In 1967 IU sold the Showboat, but salvaged the calliope from the Attaboy tug boat and had it stored in a garage on the Bloomington campus. In 1976, the IU Alumni Association had the calliope installed into a circus-like wagon for use in IU Homecoming parades and appearances at other events both IU and non-IU related. The wagon and calliope are currently (2016) being restored.

The calliope can be seen being played in this image.

date taken:

circa early 1960s

photographer studio:

Unknown

corporate name:

Theatre Department

corporate name:

Alumni Association, Indiana University

corporate name:

Calliope, Indiana University

corporate name:

Calliope, IUPUI

corporate name:

Showboat Majestic

corporate name:

Attaboy

corporate name:

Speech and Theatre, Department of

topic:

Calliopes

topic:

Tugboats

topic:

Paddleboats

topic:

Boats

series:

Groups

subseries:

Showboat