Yesterday, the "America" riverboat showed up at our waterfront for a half-a-day of touring our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS. This picture was taken from Catfish Row Children's Art Park.
"America" at Levee Street ENTRANCE on the waterfront.
Getting ready to walk across Levee Street to get a closer look.
Curve Service at the ENTRANCE!
Steps down to the waterfront underwater.
Framing "America" between the trees.
Trees in the water.
Looking back towards the EXIT.
The EXIT closed off.
Looking back towards the ENTRANCE.
"America" is a BIG riverboat!
Met an artist/banjo player from "America" by the name of Dan Knowles.
Dan was painting his art work at the waterfront and asked him if I could take a picture of them. We struck up a conversation and found out that he works for the American Queen Steamboat Company playing the banjo on the riverboats. I told him how much I enjoy coming down to our waterfront to take pictures of the riverboats and posting them on Facebook. We talked about being friends on social media and now we are! A really nice gentleman and very talented playing his banjo in a band rolling up and down the Mighty Mississippi River!
River level 47.09 feet with a change of +0.40 foot: Flood stage 43 feet. Should crest by tomorrow at 48 feet. Vicksburg: The Key To The South!