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Old 10-27-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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Location: West St. Paul, MN
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Default Queen Of The Mississippi in St. Paul, MN

The Queen of The Mississippi made it to St. Paul MN for the first time last night giving us here in the frozen north our first official look at her. Here is my take of the Queen of The Mississippi. She is actually bigger than I expected but in an awkward manner. The boat looks as if it got punched in the face with a very smashed together bow. She looks almost "top heavy" with very odd streamlines or lack thereof. The smoke stacks are laughable making me wonder why they even wasted the time to add them? After seeing how grey and dirty her stern is due to the exhaust vents poorly chosen location, they would have did themselves a favor by actually designing her exhaust in a more traditional manner utilizing real stacks. All in all while it's nice to see another option for Mississippi river excursions it was amazing how little regard for steam boating history went into the actual design of the Queen of The Mississippi. The Queen of The Mississippi's exterior is flat out blah and boring.

One more note.....she was scheduled to depart St. Paul at 1:30 p.m. and as of 6 p.m. locally she is still here in St. Paul. When I asked I was told that there was no estimated time of departure and that they were currently working to fix her.

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