|The Queen Returns|
|Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:43|
For the first time in more than three years, the sounds of an authentic steamboat calliope were heard in Vicksburg, when the American Queen docked early Tuesday morning. "Vicksburg is proud to welcome the American Queen to our City." Mayor Paul Winfield said early this morning as he greeted the steamer's crew and passengers back to Vicksburg.
The Queen arrived just before 8 a.m. this morning and is scheduled to remain in Vicksburg until 4 p.m. While here, passengers will visit downtown Vicksburg, the Outlets of Vicksburg and take tours of the Old Court House Museum and Vicksburg National Military Park. The Queen is scheduled to stop in Vicksburg again on April 23 during her second cruise.
The American Queen was built in 1994. She is the largest steamboat ever to ply the waters of the Mississippi River. It is 418 feet long and about 89 feet high and fitted with 222 staterooms capable of housing 436 passengers. For more information on the American Queen, see Great American Steamboat Company website.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:26|