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Long boat on the Mississippi

Cruising past Newport this past Saturday on an 8-day voyage to St. Louis, the just commissioned Viking Mississippi (bow on left) has a total length of 450 feet with a beam of 75 feet, evoking a time when rivers were the main highways into and out of the Minnesota and the Midwest. Last stop before St. Louis is Hannibal, otherwise known as Mark Twain’s hometown. Photo courtesy Marvin Taylor.

September 7, 2022