American Queen

Watching a royal procession on Lake Pepin

Aug 14, 2019
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen captured this image of people gathering on Marina Point to watch the American Queen and American Duchess riverboats pass by on their journey south on Monday, Aug. 12, at about 7:30 p.m.

Riverboat passes eagle perched on cross

Aug 10, 2017
An eagle perches on the cross at the former Methodist Campus in Old Frontenac (not far from the old steamboat landing) Sunday morning as the American Queen river boat heads upstream. The boat made an appearance later that day at Red Wing’s River City Days before heading south toward Dubuque, Iowa,...

American Queen makes mystery stop

Sep 29, 2016
  The American Queen steamboat made a brief, unscheduled and unexplained stop at Roschen Park Wednesday morning, then pulled out again on its trip downriver to Wabasha, its next stop from St. Paul. Lake City Marina Harbormaster Mark Lutjen said the captain of the largest passenger boat on the river...

The Old Curmudgeon - 5-5-16

May 4, 2016
The old Lake City jailhouse (across Marion Street from the drug store and Pearl Button Co.) has a new life beginning tomorrow! Friday.  It will become the Sherlock-Matheny Studio. The professional artists will be open on weekends (Friday through Sunday). Jean Sherlock and Dave Matheny live just a...

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