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The American Countess to Visit Huntington
August 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau invites the community to welcome The American Countess Riverboat to Huntington on Friday, August 18, for the afternoon. This will be the third and final visit for this year.
Christened in 2020, the sternwheeler takes the best features of a riverboat paddle wheeler in a contemporary design. The fourth paddlewheel cruise ship to join the American Queen Steamboat Company (now American Queen Voyages) fleet launched on the Mississippi River at the start of the 2020 season. Built from an existing ship hull, the American Countess underwent reconstruction, including being lengthened by 60 feet.
The Countess will arrive around 10:30 to 11 am Friday morning. This particular voyage will begin in Pittsburgh and conclude in Louisville. Other stops will include Wheeling, WV; Marietta, Ohio; Augusta, KY; Cincinnati; and Madison, Indiana.
The boat will depart around 5 p.m. that same day.
Compton encourages anyone who may encounter any of the passengers to give them a warm welcome. He also noted that people are welcome to come down to the riverfront to see the boat and take pictures.