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American Queen Floats Into River City

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Reported: Jun. 26, 2014 11:08 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 26, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
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Steamboat Spectacle
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

A big spectacle floated into Huntington's Riverfront park Thursday morning. The American Queen Steamboat made a stop for a couple days.

It is the largest steamboat ever built and the last time it docked in Huntington was 11 years ago.

The American Queen brought its passengers to Huntington for a couple days.

The steamboat left port in Cincinnati, Ohio a couple days ago and is now in Huntington.

"It's an amazing place, a total experience. The decor is beautiful, the staff is outstanding and the food is very good," Bill Bowen, a passenger on the steamboat said. "It's a real relaxing experience. The boat moves very slowly, so if you're a fast-paced person this may not be for you."

The steamboat will be in Huntington until 5 p.m. Thursday and will return Monday.



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