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New Orleans Mississippi Waterfront American Queen#

New Orleans Mississippi Waterfront American Queen
New Orleans Mississippi Waterfront American Queen, May 2013, © Ewald Judt

American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built. It was built in 1995 as a six-deck recreation of a classic Mississippi riverboat. Although powered by a genuine steam plant, the ship also has a set of electric propellers to navigate in an emergency or around tight areas. The ship has 222 state rooms for a capacity of 436 guests and a crew of 160. It is 418 feet (127 m) long and 89 feet (27 m) wide. The American Queen Steamboat is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.