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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Memphis Queen II

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
1. Memphis Queen II Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1955 by the Dubuque Boat & Boiler Company, the Memphis Queen II was the first all-steel passenger ship on the Mississippi River. Measuring 85 feet long by 43 feet wide, it features two decks, two smokestacks, and a stern wheel reminiscent of a 19th century riverboat. Local residents and tourists boarded this vessel from its mooring on the cobblestoned Memphis waterfront for excursions on "Ol' Man River." On July 5, 2006, the Memphis Queen II was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 164.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 35° 8.695′ N, 90° 3.361′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobblestones (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Hospital
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
2. Memphis Queen II Marker
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(about 500 feet away); The Shrine Building (about 600 feet away); Promenade (about 600 feet away); Architectural Innovation (about 600 feet away); Cotton Exchange Building (about 700 feet away); The Peabody Legacy (about 700 feet away); John Grisham (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Memphis Queen II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
3. Memphis Queen II Marker
Mooring on the cobblestoned Memphis waterfront
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
4. Memphis Queen II
Traveling up the Mississippi River
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
5. Memphis Queen II
Stern wheel reminiscent of a 19th century riverboat.
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
6. Memphis Queen II
Mississippi River with Memphis in the distance.
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2010
7. Memphis Queen II
Memphis from the Mississippi River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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