Tuesday, as I was getting ready to run to town, I could hear the paddle wheel steamboat whistle and the calliope playing on the American Queen from our home. On my last errand downtown, I noticed that she was backing up out of the canal around 1:30. I thought she would stay until 5:00 and then head on to Memphis with her passengers. So I went to one of the huge parking garages downtown and got to the top and took these pictures of her backing out. From there I thought I would have time to finish one last errand and then took off for Diamond Jacks Casino parking lot to try and get a picture of her backing into the MS River and heading north. Here are a few pictures I took of the American Queen. So nice to see her twice in one month after not having her dock here in Vicksburg for the last 3-1/2 years.
On top of one of the parking garages with the Queen towering over Grand Station Casino with Louisiana in the background.
Better view as it passes by the Vicksburg flood walls.
Backing up and out into the Mississippi River from the Yazoo River Diversion Canal.
At Diamond Jacks parking lot on a very windy afternoon.
She is one beauty and I hope to take a cruise on the Queen one day.
On her very first visit Tuesday, April 17, it had been raining but despite that, the calliope was a big hit!