American Queen in Pittsburgh

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American Queen Steamboat Company
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#1
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Joined Aug 2009
Good morning, all. I was out for my morning walk and snapped these pics of the American Queen tied up in downtown PIttsburgh by Heinz Field. Nice looking ship.
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#3
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by steamboats
Thanks! Some friends of mine boarded for the trip downriver.

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i bet it is an awesome trip. i would like to do it someday.
#4
Western PA
860 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
We saw her at the Emsworth Lock, her first stop after departing Pittsburgh that evening. So beautiful! We had been there for her inaugural voyage in 1995, and we think she looks even better now.
Word was that only 240 passengers were booked; capacity is 436. I hope the season is successful; she is a great asset.
Our only disappointment was that the calliope was not played, as it used to be in the lock, on all the wonderful riverboats.
#5
Okeechobee, Florida
5,760 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by shipgeeks
We saw her at the Emsworth Lock, her first stop after departing Pittsburgh that evening. So beautiful! We had been there for her inaugural voyage in 1995, and we think she looks even better now.
Word was that only 240 passengers were booked; capacity is 436. I hope the season is successful; she is a great asset.
Our only disappointment was that the calliope was not played, as it used to be in the lock, on all the wonderful riverboats.
I Remember the Emsworth Lock well; I ws raised in Bellevue and lived there until 1960 when I was 20 years old, then we moved to Greensburg. I loved seeing the steamboats and remember the Avalon tied up in Pittsburgh. It's been my dream to journey on a riverboat all these years, and I'm finally going to get to live that dream in a few weeks!
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#7
3,132 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by shipgeeks
She will be in Pittsburgh one more time this season: Friday, July 27.
i plan on walking over there on my lunch hour to get some close-up pics. i will post them here. its a shame vistis are no longer allowed.
#8
Western PA
860 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
We went to see her at the dock, and then at the Emsworth Locks in the evening, as she started her journey. Beautiful up close, and beautiful heading into the sunset.
A good number of people stopped to see her, and best of all, they played the calliope for us while she was in the lock.