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Interesting Times Continue

Ahoy! We’re gearing up for another season.  2020 was challenging, and that challenge is surely carrying over into 2021.  We are currently scheduled to begin cruses now on May 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm.  After months of phone calls, emails, and praying, we finally got our inspection date of May 5th.  Our original inspection date…

We’re Cruising – July 15th update

Ahoy!! I apologize for the lack of updates on the Captain’s Blog.  We have been trying to figure out what is normal now.  Here’s what we know. We are trying to operate to our normal summer schedule.  We have had to cancel several cruises. Our schedule this week is:    1:30 pm one hour sightseeing…

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…