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.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Maiden Voyage of Paddle Wheeler AMERICA
The boat is the newest in the company's fleet of eight boats that cruise American rivers and the East Coast.
It is one of the company's two boats cruising the Mississippi River, and during its maiden voyage will also make stops at Oak Alley in Vacherie, LA; Natchez; Vicksburg; St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Houmas House in Darrow, LA; before returning to New Orleans. America will spend the day in Vicksburg, and guest will tour the Vicksburg National Military Park.
"The rebound of the riverboat industry has been remarkable," said Bill Seratt, executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Last year, we greeted around 30,000 people who arrived (in Vicksburg) by water. It's just amazing to see that entire industry come back with such great force."
Built for American Cruise Lines at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, America is the third new riverboat built for the Mississippi for American Cruise Lines.
The five-deck rear paddle wheeler has a capacity of 185 passengers and will introduce features never before seen on a riverboat.
The American-flagged and American crewed boat was designed with traditional Victorian-style accents and blends tradition with modern feature and amenities, and is constructed with the latest in cruise ship technology.
By Bill Seratt
The Vicksburg Post