Steamboats & Pictures


Details about paddle-wheel riverboats and steamboats, including picture galleries and 360° panoramic images of the Delta Queen

Forums & Community Community

Message boards of the steamboat and river community and archives of some special steamboat events.

Calliope & Whistle

Steam Calliope of the Mississippi Queen

Listen to the amazing sound of a calliope and the impressive roar of historic steam whistles.

History & Research

Steamboat Book Shelf

Learn more about paddle-wheel steamboats, their history and find links to other websites related to river and steamboat topics, a steamboat database and more, from our comprehensive History, Education & Links resources.

Travel Guide

The Steamboat Traveler

Learn about steamboat related attractions all along the US inland rivers, from the Upper and Lower Mississippi all the way to the Columbia River. Our online Travel Guide is also available as printed book, “The Steamboat Traveller”, for your guidance when travelling.

Model Building

Cape Girardeau model, Howard Steamboat Museum

Find out how to build a true steamboat model from model kits or plans; including a special section for Delta Queen models.

Today in Steamboat History

1935 A.O. Kirschner, owner of BEN FRANKLIN (# T0230) killed by a burglar

River and Cruise News

American Queen Steamboat Co. Partners with American Heart Association to Present Special Heart of the Mississippi Cruise

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announces it has officially partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of its new charitable giving series, which will launch with the Heart … read more

Viking announces additional sailings for new Mississippi River cruises

Viking today announced that new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Extends Temporary Service Suspension

American Queen Steamboat Company announced that it will extend its temporary suspension of operations on board the American Empress through August 2, 2020 and the American Duchess through August 16, … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces New 2020 Season Timeline with American Duchess Sailing July 20

American Queen Steamboat Company announced a new timeline for the resumption of operations across three of its vessels for the 2020 season. The American Duchess will resume service on July … read more

Howard Steamboat Museum reopening on the 16th of June 2020

The Howard Steamboat Museum announces its reopening starting on the 16th of June at 10:00 am. The mansion will reopen to the public and return to normal operating hours. Curator Travis … read more

… more river and cruise news

Check out our website if you’re interested in the big and not so big ocean-going cruise ships. Though in German language, you’ll find the comprehensive cruise ship picture galleries as interesting as the interactive 360-degree panorama pictures from cruise ship’s interiors.