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Photo feature: New riverboat floats like an eagle

Eva Baltzer and Peter Dal of Hillerod, walk down a boat ramp at the Vidalia Riverfront towards the American Eagle, the newest overnight riverboat in the American Cruise Lines fleet that will be traveling the Mississippi River. Now on it’s fifth voyage, it will bring up to 150 passengers weekly to the Miss-Lou. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Eva Baltzer and Peter Dal of Hillerod, walk down a boat ramp at the Vidalia Riverfront towards the American Eagle, the newest overnight riverboat in the American Cruise Lines fleet that will be traveling the Mississippi River. Now on it’s fifth voyage, it will bring up to 150 passengers weekly to the Miss-Lou. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

Along with its sister ship, Queen of the Mississippi, American Eagle docks on the Vidalia side of the Mississippi River. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Along with its sister ship, Queen of the Mississippi, American Eagle docks on the Vidalia side of the Mississippi River. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

The American Eagle riverboat is now one of three riverboats that docks in the Miss-Lou. (Sam cause / The Natchez Democrat)

The American Eagle riverboat is now one of three riverboats that docks in the Miss-Lou. (Sam cause / The Natchez Democrat)