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The American Countess to Visit Huntington
June 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
The Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau invites the community to welcome The American Countess Riverboat to Huntington this Friday, June 10, for the afternoon. The Countess is a sister ship to The American Queen that has made several stops in Huntington over recent years.
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 new four deck American Countess accommodates 245 passengers on 6- to 15-day itineraries on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. 175 passengers are booked on this trip.
The Countess will arrive sometime Friday morning. Passengers will then disembark and tour the city. This particular voyage began in Pittsburgh on June 7 and will conclude in Louisville on June 14. Other stops will include Wheeling, WV; Marietta, Ohio; Augusta, KY; Cincinnati; and Madison, Indiana. The boat will depart around 5 p.m. on Friday.
The CVB encourages anyone who may encounter any of the passengers to give them a warm welcome. People are welcome to come down to the riverfront to see the boat and take pictures. But due to safety regulations, no one is permitted on the boat and tours cannot be offered.