Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Queen (corrected)

If I understand the schedules correctly, the Queen of the Mississippi will be in Huntington tonight and tomorrow and the American Queen will be forty miles away in Point Pleasant tomorrow.

I'll probably get pictures of both boats tomorrow, but ...

To quote a character on a popular television show, "I don't want to be a queen. I want to be the queen." To a lot of us who grew up along the Ohio River, there is one "the queen."

Maybe someday members of Congress can untie (or slice through) the political ropes that have kept the Delta Queen tied up for so long. If you think a lot of people follow the other two queens now, wait until the old boat comes up the river. Everyone with a camera will be following her trip. Drones will be bumping into each other. Excitement will exceed that of a college football game.

Maybe that's an exaggeration. Or maybe not.

CORRECTION: The American Queen will be in Huntington tomorrow morning. The Queen of the Mississippi has passed the city and headed for other parts.