Thursday, October 25, 2007

The American Queen at Oneida Landing

From this QCTimes blurb:
The American Queen, the world’s largest steamboat, will stop at Oneida Landing in Davenport from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Public tours of the boat will not be available.

The 418-foot-long boat holds 436 passengers and is furnished with antique furniture, vintage artwork, photographs and books. Launched in 1995, the boat has a dining room with chandeliers, a two-story saloon with private box seats on the mezzanine, a ladies’ parlor, gentleman’s card room and more.

For more information about the boat, go to
Obviously it arrives before 8am, as all was quiet around 6:30, with the boat already tied up along side the river wall.


Anonymous said...

wish some of that much talked about development at Oneida Landing was there to greet them to the Quad Cities. Empty boat yard, run down buildings, parking lot. Where did all of that go?

QuadCityImages said...

I'm not sure. Last time I heard, Oneida Landing (the 8-story condo tower) was waiting to sell enough units to begin construction. The tile building and the other buildings don't seem to be having any action either though.

Rather than adding interest to Oneida Landing, I'd rather that the big riverboats were able to dock at LeClaire Park instead, possibly at the new pier.

Anonymous said...

I dont think the river is deep enough there. Its very deep at Oneida. During blues fest if the River is low the boats can't get any where near the wall. So yeah I guess it would have to be a pier.