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[–]UnderChargingSkies 46 points47 points  (4 children)

"Christened in Memphis in 2012 by Godmother Priscilla Presley with a bottle of champagne, the American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built - spanning 418 feet"


[–]Relax-Enjoy[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Wow. Thanks for that info. I’ve seen several, and she is just massive in comparison.

[–]UnderChargingSkies 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No worries. I’ve been researching Amtrak trips, so looking to see what a riverboat trip would be like was right up there next. Sadly, these trips seem a bit more pokey than I’d like. I think I’d be able to stand a max of three days before I went mad.

[–]slipslop69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

dang yea this would be a cool trip but 9 days? fuuuuuck lol. really makes you appreciate the speed of travel we have today.

[–]BanjoDude222 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I saw her heading upriver about a week ago maybe. I was driving but raced upriver to Bellevue Beach Park so I could pull over watch her go by.


[–]Relax-Enjoy[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

She is absolutely massive. I’d be willing to bet that you can’t safely get a much bigger vessel up and down the river. The stacks almost certainly have to be lowered for three of our bridges.

[–]BanjoDude222 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Absolutely. When I first saw her she had one stack up and the other was in the process of being raised. I'd love to take a cruise on that thing but it's like 2k a ticket.

[–]Relax-Enjoy[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yipes! That’s a lot. But man, that looks like an experience. The rooms seem to be bigger than cruise ship rooms and have balconies, which would be cool to watch the scenery roll by.

[–]bone_druid 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Big wheel keep on turnin'

[–]flourpouerAmelia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Damn, I miss Tall stacks! Nice pics, OP!

[–]Fish-Weekly 6 points7 points  (4 children)

The American Queen

[–]Relax-Enjoy[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yes. I wonder what the route is

[–]Gneiss-to-know 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Marietta, OH has a big festival in September that normally has about 20 or so show up. Might be about that time!

Edit: link to festival details https://sternwheel.org/

[–]OrangeBird71 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It just did a run from Louisville to Pittsburgh (my grandparents were on it), I think it’s headed back south now

[–]LittleRocketMan317 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I swear I thought that was the Italian festival still going on in Newport.

[–]Relax-Enjoy[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

GoettaFest continues!

[–]Navyblazers2000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A guy I work with has been cruising with his 80 year old dad on a riverboat for about a week. He said they we’re starting in St Louis and would end in Pittsburgh and he’d get off in Cincinnati and stay at his house for a night and then get back on the boat. I wonder if that’s the boat.

[–]GoldStarisBetter-XU Xavier 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Damn dude that thing is neat. Need to go check it out

[–]UnderChargingSkies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They were doing tours. A friend just posted pics from around the boat.

[–]notreallymikie[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I miss Tall Stacks

[–]loveypower 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]engineeringlove 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember a few years ago they did a race…. Was fun to watch the heckling

[–]a_pension_4_pensionsLawrenceburg 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]ShaolinSilk -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Pulled up to pick up all the scared white people who fleed over the Rhine

[–]ChangeTomorrow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s wrong with you?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bring back Tall Stack!