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After half-decade in dock, Delta Queen could sail again

An act of Congress could be the first step in getting the Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River after a five-year hiatus. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow an exemption from some fire-retardant materials construction requirements for vessels operating within the boundary line of the United States’ inland waterways, according to the Natchez Democrat. As a ...

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'Queen' paddle-wheeler to shove off for Vicksburg this weekend

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th-century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including Internet access, satellite television, an exercise area and a putting green. American ...

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City hears plans for return of American Queen

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez will be receiving a royal visitor that may bring the crown jewel of economic opportunities for Natchez tourism. The Natchez Democrat reports approximately 50 people attended a meeting yesterday at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center to hear Bob Buesing of Shore Excursions of America outline a plan to bring the American Queen steamboat back ...

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Great American Steamboat Co. chooses GodwinGroup

JACKSON — GodwinGroup of Jackson has been selected to provide branding and launch support for the Great American Steamboat Company, a Memphis-based firm specializing in luxury steamboat voyages on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. GodwinGroup will be responsible for developing initial marketing strategies, web presence and sales materials, with a focus on building brand identity and strong competitive positioning across ...

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