Cruise back in time and explore the Upper Mississippi with The La Crosse Queen! She's a modern-day replica of the grand river boats that plied the Mississippi River in the early 1900s. Cruising out of La Crosse, she's one of the few authentic Mississippi River paddlewheel river boats still in operation in the US today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with sternwheels that are her only means of propulsion. The La Crosse Queen has a split sternwheel, and each half is run by a twin diesel engine that powers hydraulic motors that turn the paddles. The split paddlewheel gives the Queen greater maneuverability and dependability. This is in contrast to most paddlewheelers in operation today that have a "free wheeling" paddlewheel at the stern of the boat for visual effect, but have traditional hidden screw-type engines to propel them. The La Crosse Queen is U.S. Coast Guard inspected for safety and is licensed to carry 149 passengers.
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