What Is Big And Red And Weighs 79,000 Pounds?

AMERICAN QUEEN getting her paddle hoisted. Courtesy Great American Steamboat Company.

Work on restoring AMERICAN QUEEN is well underway in Louisiana. The boat’s massive paddlewheel was removed for a thorough cleaning in anticipation of once again propelling the grandest steamboat ever built.

AMERICAN QUEEN unbolting her paddle. Courtesy Great American Steamboat Company.
AMERICAN QUEEN craned paddle. Courtesy Great American Steamboat Company.
AMERICAN QUEEN paddle closeup. Courtesy Great American Steamboat Company.

Special thanks: Peter Knego, Christopher Kyte, Tim Rubacky

Martin Cox

Martin Cox

MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland.Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.
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