The ‘Duchess’ for a day


The American Duchess docked at the Riverfront Park and the passengers were able to explore the city on Friday.

The American Duchess docked at the Riverfront Park and the passengers were able to explore the city on Friday.


Dustin Johnson | Courtesy

The American Duchess cruising up the Ohio River.


Dustin Johnson | Courtesy

The American Duchess paid a visit to Point Pleasant for the very first time.


Dustin Johnson | Courtesy

A view of the vessel from Riverfront Park.


Beth Sergent | Register

A view of the vessel from Riverfront Park.


Beth Sergent | Register

The American Duchess, pictured here, made her first visit to Point Pleasant on Friday, drawing many onlookers to Riverfront Park to view the luxury vessel from afar. The American Duchess was on a “Racing the River” cruise when it made its visit to the city, which will be its first journey along the Ohio River. According to the American Queen Boat Company website, the purpose of this cruise is to pay visits to small towns that have “nostalgia of America’s vibrant steamboating history.” The cruise will be traveling from Memphis, Tenn. to Pittsburgh, Pa. Following its visit to Point Pleasant, the American Duchess was to make its way to Marietta, Ohio. Passengers on the vessel were treated to tours of of area attractions via the tourism tram and buses, the latter of which were provided by the American Queen Boat Company.

The American Duchess docked at the Riverfront Park and the passengers were able to explore the city on Friday.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_AD2-1-.jpgThe American Duchess docked at the Riverfront Park and the passengers were able to explore the city on Friday. Dustin Johnson | Courtesy

The American Duchess cruising up the Ohio River.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_AD2-2-.jpgThe American Duchess cruising up the Ohio River. Dustin Johnson | Courtesy

The American Duchess paid a visit to Point Pleasant for the very first time.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_AmericanDuchess-1.jpgThe American Duchess paid a visit to Point Pleasant for the very first time. Dustin Johnson | Courtesy

A view of the vessel from Riverfront Park.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_IMG_1508.jpgA view of the vessel from Riverfront Park. Beth Sergent | Register

A view of the vessel from Riverfront Park.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_IMG_1514.jpgA view of the vessel from Riverfront Park. Beth Sergent | Register