Getting Ready for the Queen

Lots of work has been going on at Beale Street Landing in preparation for the arrival and christening of the American Queen.

Andy Ashby at Memphis Business Journal covered details about the construction of the Landing's 410'long x 28'wide floating dock. Built in Iuka, MS and on Presidents Island by LCI Inc., the dock is described as two barges attached to two hydraulic mooring arms that rise and fall as water levels change. John Conroy says they are, "one of a kind in the world."

Benny Lendermon of the RDC took ABC/24 reporter Mike Matthews on a hardhat tour.

Wayne Risher reported in the Commercial about the ship's refurbishment and scheduled arrival in Memphis Thurs. 4/26 at 8:30am, christening by Marie Presley Friday from 2:30 - 4:30pm, and departure Friday at 6 pm for Louisville.