The American Duchess docks in Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The American Duchess docked in Huntington Thursday afternoon at Harris Riverfront Park.

Passengers come from the United States as well as other countries.

Passengers will take a city tour, then visit Heritage Farm.

The boat, which was originally scheduled to be moored until 10 p.m., left for the evening.

“We are delighted to welcome more of our river passengers to the Town and County of Cabell,” said Tyson Compton, President of the CVB. “We missed them last year and are very happy to see their return. We constantly receive great feedback from these people when they visit. They appreciate what we have to offer and they love our people, often commenting on how friendly everyone is to them.

The American Duchess can carry up to 166 guests and has been completely rebuilt. It consists of dining rooms and main single-seat entertainment venues.

The Duchess is a sister ship of the American Queen which has made several stops at Huntington in recent years.

Both ships had scheduled tours in 2020 which were canceled due to COVID-19.

The Steamboat Company will also use this stop to maintain the vessel. “We have worked closely with Greater Huntington Park & ​​Recreation District to ensure a smooth arrival, docking and refreshment of the boat,” said Compton. “They are doing an incredible job and the boat crew really appreciate this help.”

The Duchess began this journey on June 14 in Pittsburg and will end on June 21 in Louisville.

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