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American Queen Steamboat Makes Stop at Heritage Port Tuesday

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For the first time since 2008 the American Queen Steamboat made a stop in Wheeling allowing hundreds of people on board to step off the river and into the streets of the Friendly City.

The American Queen is the world's largest steamboat. The boat had been out of commission since 2008 but after acquiring new owners and a fresh coat of paint the vessel is back up and running.

While passengers from the American Queen were in Wheeling they had itinerary set up so they could see everything the city has to offer from Centre Market to Historical Wheeling.

The six deck boat holds up to 436 passengers and travels the upper and lower Mississippi, the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers on anywhere from three to 11 night theme cruises.

The cruises depart from New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, St. Paul and Cincinnati.

The passengers aboard the boat that stopped in Wheeling on Tuesday had boarded in Cincinnati and will be ending their trip Wednesday on their next and last stop in Pittsburgh.

From the moment you step onto the American Queen you feel like you've stepped back in time. From the nostalgic decor to the unique southern hospitality of all of the boat staff.

If you were unable to catch the American Queen on Tuesday the boat will be back two more times before the end of July.

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