World's largest steamboat gets a $6 million refurbishment

Author:
Publish date:

With its iconic red paddlewheel propelling it along, the world's largest steamboat, the American Queen, has returned to the Mississippi River in her first voyage since 2008.

The slow-moving time machine, which harkens back to the 19th century, was christened Friday in Memphis as it left for a seven-day cruise.

Click here for the full report with photo gallery of the vessel.