Every four years or so, Cincinnati holds a five day festival celebrating the River Steamboat era in our history. In 1999 there were 19 paddlewheelers in town, and close to a million people made it out to see them.
Of course, 19 "official" Tall Stacks were there, but Amhpi made 20!
|Mississippi Queen was one of the most well known units there.|
|But I think the American Queen is the biggest Riverboat ever!|
|All the Coast Guard and Water Patrol boats were certainly friendly. This one brought a WLW Radio guy out to interview us.|
|This is the Celebration Belle out on a cruise. You know everyone on the vessel is checking out Amphi when one wave gets the entire boat waving back!|
|The Steamship "Majestic".|
|We were quite a sight from the bridges, too.|
|Of course, out there with the "big boys" Amphi looks small, but I'd say we were photographed as many times as any of them!|
|Even the Newport World Peace Bell was on display. You might remember seeing shots of that coming into town earlier in the year.|
|Most of the other boats were great - hundreds of them were on the river with us, and everyone wanted us to stop and let them get a photo.|
|We sure did have a good time. In all, we were in the water close to five hours on Friday, and about three hours on Saturday.|