American Queen steamboat arrives at Beale Street landing

(WMC-TV) - The American Queen steamboat pulled into her home port at Beale Street Landing early Thursday morning.

Beginning at 6 Thursday morning, a who's who of Mid-South celebrities are scheduled to arrive at Greenbelt Park for their first ride on the steamboat.

The American Queen, the world's largest steamboat, pulled in to Beale Street landing around 1:30 a.m.

The steamboat will enable travelers to visit places from New Orleans to Chattanooga to Pittsburgh, and will include many different themes.

The American Queen has also brought hundreds of new jobs to the Mid-South.

Action News 5 will have live coverage of the American Queen's arrival in Memphis this morning.  Chopper 5 will make a special appearance to give viewers an exclusive look at the ship as it comes up the Mississippi River.  An Action News 5 crew will also be aboard the ship.

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