I went down to the City waterfront around 12:30 today and took some pictures of the "new" Queen of the Mississippi. She looked really nice. She was not as big as the American Queen but would love to take a ride on her one day and the American Queen. A Sysco truck was there delivering food supplies, etc. I wished the truck had not been in the picture at this time but you get the idea how nice she is.
Much smaller smokestacks compared to the American Queen.
Video below of the installation last February of the above paddle wheel.
View of the back end of the ship with the Sweet Olive Tour boat (not in service) to the left.
Front end of the ship with a spanking new gangplank.
I took this picture across from the waterfront at Catfish Row Children's Art Park of this little bird waiting for the water to come out. Smart bird?
I'm back at my truck and took this picture of two of three buses taking the passengers to points of interest around Vicksburg, mainly, the Vicksburg National Military Park. The Queen of the Mississippi was docked to the far right on the other side of the flood wall.