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Old 02-28-2015, 04:56 PM
Frank X. Prudent Frank X. Prudent is offline
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I really can't get too excited about these new boats coming to the Mississippi System. The comment that Hagen made a year or two ago about how Viking will show Americans how to run boats on our rivers smacks of the same sort of hubris that Majestic American Line exhibited! Honestly, if the same thing happens to Viking that happened to MAL, I won't cry!

I have no idea where Viking's long boat style of vessels will be able to land other than a few cities. With the elevated flat esplanades of New Orleans' wharves and the long boats' low profile, docking in low water will be problematic. Baton Rouge's paper clips and Memphis' float will work during high and low water, but any other city like Louisville, Cincinnati, Davenport, St. Paul, Wheeling and Pt. Pleasant if the waters is high those low flat landings flood.
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