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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Riverboat’s July 6 landing cancelled

  • The arrival of the summer season’s first large riverboat to the banks of the Mississippi River in Hannibal won’t happen this weekend, according to Gail Bryant, director of the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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  • The arrival of the summer season’s first large riverboat to the banks of the Mississippi River in Hannibal won’t happen this weekend, according to Gail Bryant, director of the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau.
    Bryant was advised Wednesday morning by an official with the American Cruise Line, the company that owns the paddlewheeler, that because of the high water the Queen of the Mississippi cannot “clear the bridge” so it will not be docking in Hannibal on Sunday, July 6.
    While locals will not have the opportunity to view the riverboat Sunday, the Queen’s guests may still have a chance to experience Hannibal.
    “They are looking into ways to get the passengers up to Hannibal,” said Bryant, adding that buses are a possibility to bring the boat’s guests to town.
    Both the Queen of the Mississippi and American Queen have added dates this year for Hannibal's dockings while the Spirit of Peoria will be back in mid-July.
    The first scheduled appearance in Hannibal by a large riverboat in 2014 is now set for July 15 when the Spirit of Peoria arrives. The Queen of the Mississippi River will now make its first visit on July 17. The next day the American Queen will steam into town for its inaugural stop of this year.
    Following is the riverboat schedule for 2014: Queen of the Mississippi - Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept., 28, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
    American Queen - Friday, July 18, 8 a.m.-noon; Tuesday, July 29, 8 a.m.-noon; Thursday, July 31, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-noon; Friday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m.-noon; Monday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-noon; Friday, Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-noon; Monday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-noon; Friday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m.-noon; Monday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-noon; Friday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m.-noon.
    Spirit of Peoria – Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and 16.

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