Kentucky Governor Dedicates Bridge to Houseboating

November 2016 News Colin Peterson Web Exclusive

Monticello, Kentucky is known as the Houseboat Capital of the World, and it sees millions of houseboaters each year on Lake Cumberland who enjoy the natural beauty of the state. In honor of this, Kentucky governor Matt Bevin recently dedicated the Route 90 bridge in Monticello to houseboating. He proudly unveiled the official dedication sign on November 19th, which reads, "The Houseboat Capital of the World Bridge." Bevin also did this in honor of Kentucky being the first state in which houseboats were built.

On his Facebook page, the governor said, "The first modern houseboat was made in Somerset, Kentucky decades ago by Jim Sharp, and still floats today. This is a testament to the kind of ingenuity and craftsmanship expected of Kentuckians."

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