American Queen Voyages Ohio River Journey, Part 2: Steamboat Race

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Paul Liz WestwaysJoin Paul and Elizabeth for Part 2 of their adventure on the Ohio River aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company’s (now American Queen Voyages) American Duchess. Learn how the rivers of America were “the country’s first superhighways,” as Riverlorian Bobby Durham says. And experience the fun of being part of The Great American Steamboat Race, an annual event on the river at Louisville, Kentucky. Several paddle wheel boats compete for the coveted Golden Antlers. (And cheating is not unknown.) Also, visit the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, where you can hear live and recorded examples of this exciting country music genre.