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January 4, 2019

New Orleans launches another riverboat

Associated Press

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert [enlarge]
The "City of New Orleans" paddlewheel riverboat is ready to ride the Mississippi, set to begin taking tourists on excursions around New Orleans starting in late January. The City of New Orleans will be the third paddlewheeler to call this Southern city of Mardi Gras fame its home.

NEW ORLEANS — Few experiences capture old New Orleans and the Mississippi River quite like a paddlewheel riverboat coming round the muddy bend with its tooting whistle horn, towering smoke stacks and water-churning propeller.

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