Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Paddleboat - Captain's Creamery

Ice cream shop resembling a half-buried river boat, with an actual towboat pilothouse, and the paddleboat wheel of a 1927 steamer.

Address:
1st St., Point Pleasant, WV
Directions:
1st and Main.
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Giant paddle wheel is next to a river museum that moved down the street. Unfortunately the Captain's Creamery decided to close - but still neat to see...

[Stephen Francia, 06/12/2020]

The Captain's Creamery ice cream stand is shaped like a riverboat pilot house. The wheel seems to have lost its paddles some time in 2019.

Captain's Creamery.

Paddleboat - Captain's Creamery

Stopped by in July 2019. Not sure if this is open for business. We were here in the morning though.

[Carl, 07/12/2019]

Paddleboat ice cream store.

Paddleboat - Captain's Creamery

The Captain's Creamery is an ice cream store located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. What's notable is the working portion of the store has been built to resemble a paddleboat bridge, once common on the Ohio River. Out back is a genuine paddleboat wheel of the Steamer Weber W. Sebald (built as Steamer John W. Weeks in 1927). The drive arm connecting the wheel to the steam engine rests on the ground next to the wheel.

This is close to being on-par with the Concrete Outline of the USS South Dakota without the outline, but I still applaud the effort.

[Greg Brown, 06/21/2011]

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