By this time of year, La Crosse often starts to see the big paddlewheelers arrive on the riverfront.
This season, however, the boats won’t make it to town until the first week of August.
Janet Dahl from Explore La Crosse hopes the 20 planned stops will go as scheduled, without river levels changing drastically.
“Some years they make every stop,” she said. “Some years it is, of course, because of high water. Or even, we’ve had them not stop because of low water.”
The Queen of the Mississippi makes the first Riverside Park stop of the summer on Aug. 2. Two days later, the American Queen and American Duchess both will be docked in La Crosse from noon-5 p.m.
Eleven stops in La Crosse are on the schedule between Aug 2 and Labor Day.