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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Riverboats Back In Town!

The American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi returned again today for a full day for their passengers to tour our historical civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.  Yesterday, America, showed up for a half-a-day with her passengers.  It is an awesome site to see all the riverboats at our waterfront.  Here are a few pictures I took this morning for you to enjoy. 

Two of the three AQ buses taking riverboat passengers around town and to the Vicksburg National Military Park, Old Courthouse Museum, historic homes and other points of interest.  

Queen of the Mississippi!

The American Queen docked this morning.  Noticed one the trees already underwater.

Looking back at the Queen of the Mississippi at a different angle this morning.

American Queen had to unload her passengers further down the waterfront.  Electric carts were also used to accommodate passengers to and from the buses that could not walk very far.

With the Mighty Mississippi on the rise and almost at flood stage, the boats are riding high above the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals on the floodwall in the Yazoo Diversion Canal.  Flooding will be north and south of town and it has been predicted to crest here on May 18th at 46 feet.  Today, the river level is 42.23 feet, change +1.04 foot with flood stage at 43 feet. 

City employees unloading wooden planks just in case they need to close the Exit and/or Entrance.  Queen of Mississippi peeking up over the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals on the floodwall. 

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