This is the original owner/operator cabin from when MARIA was in service as a commercial barge. It was converted in 1991 during her initial conversion to a private barge and then completely upgraded in 2006 by her present owners. Much of the original wood and stained glass was repurposed in the upgrade. The wood for the new cabinetry and wardrobes was selected to match the original wood. New skylights were added to enhance the natural light and air circulation.