Captain's Blog

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Ahoy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The shortest day of the year has past.  That means spring (and Mark Twain Riverboat Cruises) will soon be here.  We’re hoping that the mighty Mississippi cooperates this year and we can start up on schedule. Our cruise schedule is posted on the www.MarkTwainRiverboat.com web site and you…

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. …