Originally Posted by curtis catman
I stand corrected it was ended in 2008 by the Mayor of Charleston. What a shame.
Technically, yes...but that last year (or two maybe I think?) in 2007/2008 were actually an attempt at a revival after a multi-year hiatus, it was originally stopped due to the fighting, drunkeness, injuries etc in the late 90's or maybe 2000 or so...I remember going to the last one of that era.
The "revival" was a regatta in name only. No boats, tiny crowds and booze was banned IIRC....I went to them as well, it sucked. Puddle of mudd played...terrible show and that was the best thing about the whole event.
My uncle and many friends owned sternwheelers and would break them out for it, I remember it fondly and miss it alot. Most of the people I know got rid of their sternwheelers by 2000.