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Steaming into Red Wing: First paddlewheeler arriving Aug. 5

Known as the largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen is headed in for its first stop today in Red Wing. The schedule extends until the end of October. This photo is from 2016. Kit Murray / RiverTown Multimedia

While the summer season may nearing a close, the steamboat schedule has just begun.

From the Queen of the Mississippi to the Louisiane, the boats will be here before we know it. In fact, the first arrives Saturday, Aug. 5.

Witness the magnificent vessels at Levee Park this season when they dock in Red Wing.

Listed below is the current arrival schedule in Red Wing.

Queen of the Mississippi

  • Aug. 5 at 10 p.m.
  • Sept. 1 at noon
  • Sept. 2 at 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 13 at noon
  • Oct. 14 at 10 p.m.

American Queen

  • Aug. 6 at 11 a.m.
  • Aug. 13 at 8 a.m.


  • Aug. 24 at noon
  • Aug. 26 at 10 p.m.
  • Sep. 8 at noon
  • Sep. 22 at 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 9 at noon
  • Oct. 10 at 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 23 at noon
  • Oct. 24 at 10 p.m.

American Duchess

  • Sept. 3 at noon


  • Sept. 22 not confirmed
  • Oct. 6 not confirmed

The updated calendar can be viewed at

Kit Murray

Kit Murray joined Red Wing Republican Eagle in Aug. 2016, covering government, transportation and public safety. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in photojournalism and philosophy. 

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