Yesterday, the Grand American Queen showed up in our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Here are a few pictures I took and I hope you enjoy.
Picture taken from Children's Art Park at Catfish Row of the American Queen's smokestacks reaching above the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.
A close-up of the Vicksburg Riverfront Mural of the Sprague (Big Mama) the largest steam stern-wheel towboat ever built for inland river service...up against the largest riverboat steamboat ever built today on the Mississippi River.
Looks like the embankment needs to be repaired
I took a picture of a cracks in the pavement and embankment. Plans are in place to make improvements of the waterfront.
A side view of the American Queen.
While there it started thundering so I took one more last picture before leaving. The Old Depot Museum in the background. To the left you have the M/V Mississippi IV landlocked at the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum.
The American Queen will return next Friday to our hometown for another day of tourists sightseeing our historic city.