August 6th, 2021 was kind of a big day around here. Three historic paddle wheel boats…which are now used for touring up and down the Mississippi River…would converge on my area all at once. In this image the Queen Of The Mississippi approaches the lock just north of town, while the American Duchess follows behind. These two were heading downriver to St Louis, while the third boat, the America, was heading upriver to St Paul. To see them all wtihin the span of about an hour and half was a rare treat.