STEAMBOAT ‘ROUND THE BEND – A CRUISE ABOARD THE GORDON C. GREENE – 1949 – 20 DAYS – TEN DOLLARS A DAY – News: There have been no overnight cruise on the Mississippi River since 2008. The American Queen remains docked. The Delta Queen is a floating hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Mississippi Queen was sold in May for scrap. The Gordon C. Greene preceeded all these steamboats – look at this journey aboard the steamboats in 1949.
The Steamboat Gordon C. Greene heads down the Mississippi in 1949 for New Orleans.
(Left: Capt. Mary Greene – co-owner of the Greene Line, and for 50 years the only woman pilot on the river. She also was hostess aboard the steamboat) Social History and Steamboat History – A cruise aboard the GORDON C. GREENE in 1949. A steamboat cruise south on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers – from Cincinnati to New Orleans and back – via Cairo, Paducah, Evansville, Memphis, Baton Rouge. Over 61 years ago. When times were much different.