Legend has it that the owner of the closest house to the Cumberland River at Rowena had a daughter whose given name was Ena. She lived with her family on the north bank of the river adjacent to both the road and the river. She was a brave fiery girl who often rowed people across the river and her passengers often said ''row Ena'' and later on everyone called her "Rowena'', and the Rowena Community was her namesake.
Rowena was a bustling community located on the north bank of The Cumberland River in what is now Russell County Kentucky. The Rowena Post Office was established on May 4, 1847. The Rowena Ferry began operation in 1848 by William Lair which provided residents with a critical link to the land to their north for over 100 years. The Steamboat Rowena, named after this riverside community provided a means of transportation between Nashville, Tennessee and Burnside, Kentucky hauling goods to and from landings all along the Cumberland River, including Rowena Landing the namesake of the ferry crossing and the most notable steamboat on the Cumberland River. On June 20, 1934, the Rowena Steamboat sank just upstream of Rowena Landing ending a 100-year era of Steamboat Transportation on the Cumberland River.
'"Marina Rowena,' perpetuates the rich history of the community of Rowena. Eighty Years after the sinking of steamboat Rowena, ''Marina Rowena'' will provide safe harbor for hundreds of recreational boaters to enjoy. Envisioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the original Lake Cwnberland Master Plan as an ideal site for a commercial marina, Rowena lies at the epicenter of recreational boating on Lake Cumberland. The vast acreage of water near Wolf Creek Darn and Halcomb's Landing is void of facilities to serve recreational boaters and ''Marina Rowena'' fills this need.
During Lake Cumberland's construction in the late 1940's and subsequent filling of the reservoir in 1950-1951, boating and water recreation was not even an authorized purpose for this massive reservoir. Today, the outdoor recreation industry in all of the United States is generating well over 600 billion dollars of annual economic contribution; an impact that rivals even this nation's pharmaceutical industry. Since Lake Cumberland's creation, boat ownership in the United States has increased
exponentially. No new facility has been granted on Lake Cumberland for
recreational boaters in over 50 some odd years. ''Marina Rowena'' is a much needed project that will provide visitors and boaters a first-class marina facility while contributing critical and substantial economic benefit to the entire Lake Cumberland area.
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