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Please tell us about the ‘Queen of the Mississippi’ paddlewheeler that visited Wilmington.

Cassie Foss
StarNews

The 'Queen of the Mississippi' provides the backdrop for a concert on the riverfront. Photo courtesy of Wilmington Downtown Inc.

Q. Please tell us about the large paddlewheel boat that has been tied up downtown. “Queen of the Mississippi” is the name and it’s from New Orleans.

A. The paddlewheeler docked near Riverfront Park a few weeks ago was the Queen of the Mississippi, said John Hinnant, president and CEO of Downtown Wilmington Inc.

The American Cruise Lines boat was headed to New Orleans from New England when it apparently had some engine trouble and docked in the Port City temporarily during the weekend of May 25, Hinnant said.

Tropical Storm Beryl then forced the vessel and its crew to stay in Wilmington an extra night, he said.

The Queen of the Mississippi will begin cruising with about 150 guests in August, according to the American Cruise Lines website.

The new paddlewheeler will sail throughout the entire Mississippi River System, including the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers, according to the website.

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