Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

American Song & American Duchess Moored @ Waterfront

The American Song is the newest and most modern of American Cruise Lines' riverboats and made its initial stop yesterday in my historic civil war town on its maiden voyage from New Orleans to Memphis.  The second ship from American Cruise Lines is expected to make the trek up and down the Mississippi River in 2019 called, American Harmony.  

The ship, with lounges 40 feet above the water and a four-story, glass-enclosed atrium, accommodates 184 passengers.  Besides stops in Natchez and Vicksburg, the New Orleans to Memphis cruises is eight days and seven nights with daily shore excursions in ports of call that also include New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  

The American Song is the fifth cruise ship to dock in our city.  This is good for business, good for the city, and good for tourism. 

American Duchess and American Song were moored together at opposite ends of the waterfront.  She will be heading southbound and will return on October 19th.  

(Today, October 13th my Facebook friend Dan Knowles, a banjo player on American Song, posted that the American Duchess was dead in the water.  Her electricity went out and had to remove all their passengers). 

I took this picture of American Duchess while I was walking through Children's Art Park At Catfish Row.  The riverboat is peeking above the beautiful Vicksburg Riverfront Murals on the floodwall about the history of my hometown of Vicksburg:  The Key To The South!

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