Tall Stacks Riverboat Show

Tall Stacks takes place every two or three years on the Ohio River where it passes between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Covington, Kentucky. Check the Cincinnati Enquirer for information on schedules.

Riverboats from up and down the Ohio River come to Cincinnati and the feeling is at times very much like it might have been back in the riverboat days when such gatherings were routine. It's an extraordinary celebration and well worth your time to visit.

Captain Ann

This was the last moment of quiet before the crowds started arriving for the day's events.

Riverboats in Flog

Seeing the boats in the fog, it was easy to believe a hundred years had melted away.

Belle of Louisville

It looks like it's almost time to sail.

Delta Queen

The Delta Queen sails regularly from Cincinnati and has an annual 'race' with the Belle of Louisville.

The Delta Queen has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is available for three-day tours of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

All Board

The Riverboats line up along the Public Landing for boarding.

Memphis Queen

The Memphis Queen cruises the Ohio River.

Evening Cruise

The best way to see the collected riverboats was by cruising the river and the best time for a cruise was in the evening.

Ohio River and Mississippi River Steamboats

Name
Home Port
Year
Builder
Pass.
Length
Levels
Anson Northrup Minneapolis, MN 1988 Jennings, LA 250 93 Feet 2 enclosed decks with outside deck space on both
Belle of Louisville Louisville, KY 1914 Pittsburgh, PA 650 200 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)
Celebration Belle Moline, IL 1986 Pensacola, FL 800 190 Feet 3 enclosed decks with outside deck space on the 3rd deck
Chattanooga Starr Chattanooga, TN 1982 Chattanooga, TN 145 65 Feet 2 decks (first deck is enclosed and 2nd deck is open air with a canopy for protection)
Colonel Galveston, TX 1985 Escatawpa, MS 770 152 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed with outside deck space and 1 open-air)
Creole Queen New Orleans, LA 1983 Moss Point, MS 800 190 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed with outside deck space and 1 open-air)
Delta Queen Cincinnati, OH
New Orleans, LA
1926 Glasgow, Scotland 180 285 Feet 4 decks
General Jackson Nashville, TN 1985 Jeffersonville, IN NA 274 Feet 4 levels (3 completely enclosed and 1 partially enclosed)
Harriet Bishop Saint Paul, MN 1987 Utica, IN 350 98 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed decks with outside space on 2nd deck and 1 open-air)
Spirit of Jefferson Louisville, KY 1963 Dubuque, IA 250 118 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed decks with outside space on 2nd deck and 1 open-air)
Spirit of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1967 Ottawa, IL 140 77 Feet 2 decks (1 enclosed and 1 open-air)
River Queen Covington, KY 1986 Chattanooga, TN 350 136 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed with outside deck space and 1 open-air)
PA Denny Charleston, WV 1930 Charleston, WV 150 109 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)
MS Queen Minneapolis, MN 1976 Jeffersonville, IN 436 382 Feet 7decks
Majestic Pittsburgh, PA 1987 Pensacola, FL 900 277 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)
Keystone Belle Pittsburgh, PA 1983 Cincinnati, OH 300 80 Feet 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)
Island Queen Memphis, TN 1984 Memphis, TN 390 85 Feet 3 decks (1 enclosed and 2 open-air)

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