The American Queen

The Upper Mississippi - October 2007

The boat -

In 2007, the American Queen was the world's largest river cruise boat, powered by a system that combines authentic steam engines and a 45-ton paddlewheel with modern diesel-electric Z-drives. Some other facts:


The Itinerary -

St Louis - Welcome aboard!

arch The boat was docked near the Gateway Arch
Front Porch Bill was sitting on the Front Porch of the American Queen. The Front Porch had swings and rocking chairs.

Bald Eagles were abundant along the Misssissippi River.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle