Today the new paddle wheeler America docked at our waterfront in my hometown of Vicksburg, MS, on her maiden voyage. It was built by American Cruise Line (ACL) at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland for overnight river cruising. America will replace existing paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi. She went into service on May 7. She will have features never seen before on a riverboat. It is larger than previous ACL riverboats with a 185 passenger capacity. Her home-port is New Orleans, LA. I was told that this is as far as she will go and will head southbound to Natchez, MS.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.