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American Queen Gets Paddlewheel Back!

The American Queen has finally received her paddlewheel, and will no longer run on strictly diesel. The American Queen departed Alton, IL at 10pm yesterday, her paddlewheel newly on. 138 more words

Steamboat Cruising

American Queen To Get Paddlewheel Back Soon?

The American Queen once again cruises the rivers… and once again does so without one of her beautiful elements- the gleaming paddlewheel. The shaft of the AQ paddle broke heading up to Huntington, WV, and relied strictly on its two Z-Drives (motors) to propel it since late June. 78 more words

Mississippi River

American Queen Upcoming Cruise | St. Paul- Alton, IL August 8-16

1st Day: St. Paul, MN Hotel Stay

2nd Day: St. Paul, MN Departure 7:30 pm

3rd Day: Red Wing, MN

4th Day: La Crosse, WI… 26 more words

Steamboat Cruising

American Queen Upcoming Cruise | Alton, IL - St. Paul August 1-9 2014

Itinerary:

1st Day: St. Louis, MO Hotel Stay

2nd Day: Alton, IL (Departure at 9 pm)

3rd Day: Cruising

4th Day: Hannibal, MO

5th Day: Cruising… 25 more words

Mississippi River

American Queen repositions due to Mississippi River flooding

By Michelle Baran

The American Queen Steamboat Co. (AQSC) is moving its 436-passenger paddlewheeler American Queen to the Ohio River for the remainder of July due to high water levels on the Upper Mississippi River.Torrential downpours in recent weeks in the Midwest have resulted in flooding along stretches of the Mississippi River. 249 more words

Mississippi River

The highs and lows of river water levels

The highs and lows of river water levels

By Michelle Baran

As river cruise lines glide into their busy sailing season, high water levels on the Mississippi and some lower levels on the Danube and Elbe rivers in Europe serve as a reminder that conditions on the rivers are as changeable as they are charming. 487 more words

River Cruise

Inspirations

Writers tend to be introverts, which doesn’t necessarily mean we withdraw, we soak up the world around us. Here are a couple of my inspirations. “Showboat” is the rough draft of a picture book. 37 more words