Captain's Blog

Finally. We’re Cruising!!!

Ahoy!!! The Mississippi River has finally fallen below the benchmark required for us to begin operations at the 608 Bridge Street location.  As the water fell, it left lots of mud on the parking area.  We’re blading it off with the John Deere tractor and getting it back into shape. All scheduled cruises are resuming…

Well???????

*River Stage at Hannibal, MO – 22.61      River Stage at Canton, MO – 19.19 * Ahoy from Hannibal, MO. We have been patiently (not so much) waiting for the river to drop below 18 ft at Lock & Dam 20 located in Canton Mo.  We thought we would have a window of opportunity…

High Water is here. Hopefully going down soon.

March 25, 2019 Hannibal Riverstage: 23.57 and supposed to crest today Ahoy! Spring rains and snow melt have reached the Hannibal Riverfront.  Our wharfboat (landing barge, ticket office, and gift shop) is at the high water landing.  The Mark Twain is in Ft. Madison, Ia. getting some mechanical work done.  We are waiting for the…

Spring is coming! So is high water.

Monday, March 11, 2019    Temp 50    Hannibal Rivergage  14.61 ft… Ahoy! The temperature is finally rising.  And so is the river.  With rain and snow melt up north, we’ll be experiencing high water for a while.  Also, Lock 20 at Canton, MO is still closed for renovations. We hope to be moving the…

2019 Riverboat Season Com’n

Ahoy!  The Riverboat Season is just around the bend.  The children will be on the levee shoutin’ “Riverboat Com’n” just as they did in Mark Twain’s day. Our season is scheduled to start in late March.  The riverfront construction is ongoing and making progress daily.  The riverstage today is 14.34 feet and falling for now. …