Paddlewheeler Visits

The Winona City Council will be asked Monday night to approve a request from the American Queen Steamboat Company to have two of its giant paddlewheelers stop in Winona next summer.

The request is for the American Queen to dock at the Winona levee on August 8th,and August 12th. There is also a request to dock the new American Duchess at the levee on July 25th.

The American Duchess carries 166 passengers and has some of the largest accommodations on the U-S rivers. It's the first all-suite U-S passenger paddlewheeler.

The American Queen has been operating since 1997 and had, at its start, Winona's Butch Karnath as its first captain.....  

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