Fort Pierre City Council would like to preserve the Sunset paddle wheel

FORT PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- It’s been just over two years since the Sunset paddle wheel cruised the currents of the mighty Missouri River.  The vessel became partially submerged in the river at the mouth of the Bad River in Fort Pierre in January of 2020.  Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson says the city has had brief discussions with the Sunset’s captain Caleb Gilkerson about boat’s future.

Hanson says keeping the Sunset in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area is important.

Hanson says the plan on continuing conversations with Gilkerson to come up with some sort of solution for keeping the Sunset in central South Dakota.  Hanson’s comments on the Sunset came during her briefing to the Fort Pierre City Council last Monday night.