The Jonathan Padelford

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The Jonathan Padelford is a Mississippi River steamboat that’s believed to be haunted by a man who drowned after climbing to the top of the pilothouse and then falling from it into the river. Both employees and passengers have heard this phantom scene replay, complete with footsteps and a large splash. No one is ever found in the water. Sightseeing cruises are offered on the steamboat.

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Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St Paul, MN 55107
United States

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44.934966, -93.09776569999997
Ramsey County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Saint Paul, MN (0.7 mi.)
West Saint Paul, MN (1.3 mi.)
Lilydale, MN (1.9 mi.)
Mendota Heights, MN (4.1 mi.)
South Saint Paul, MN (4.2 mi.)
Sunfish Lake, MN (4.4 mi.)
Mendota, MN (4.6 mi.)
Falcon Heights, MN (5.2 mi.)
Maplewood, MN (5.2 mi.)
Roseville, MN (5.7 mi.)

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