After weeks of delays.
the first big steamboat of the summer makes it to
The American Queen docked at Riverside Park this afternoon.
Typically we see the historic steamboats in our area
more than a dozen times every summer.
high water and high sand on the Mississippi slowed
them from making it up here.
A second boat was also supposed to arrive today.
but now it's not expected until tomorrow.
It brings a new ambiance, a nice feel, people enjoy
it, you know, it creates a little buzz, a little action
around town, and I think that's always a good thing.
Clements says La Crosse is the final destination for
The river conditions won't let the boats through to
Paul at this time.