If you happen to see the American Queen cruising along one of America’s rivers, take a close look at that name beneath the big red paddlewheel. Proudly posted on the back of the riverboat is the American Queen’s new homeport – Memphis, Tennessee. “We are very happy to be the new home of the American Queen,” said Jonathan Lyons, public relation manager for the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our city officials worked hard to get that …
An early morning sun sweeps off a shroud of wispy fog as the American Queen paddles her way along the Mississippi River. In the J.M. White Dining Room, I’m savoring a big Southern breakfast while a friendly dining staff delivers coffee, tea and cheerfulness. “It’s like a miracle,” says Ernest Thompson of Louisville. “We didn’t think we would ever see the riverboat cruising again. Once they left the river, we were afraid they would never be back.” …
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