(Hannibal) – The first of several visits to Hannibal by a couple of old style Mississippi paddlewheel riverboats happens Sunday.

The American Cruise Lines, “Queen of the Mississippi,” docks at Glascock Landing at 4:15 a.m. Sunday. Tourism officials are planning a welcome ceremony for the ship’s passengers when they disembark about 8:15 a.m. The ship will be in town till 6 p.m.

The Queen of the Mississippi will make a total of six stops in Hannibal between now and November.
A second large paddlewheeler, The American Queen, will also make several stops, with eight stops scheduled between September 16th and November 11th.