Mississippi River cruises take hit as American Queen shuts down

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2024 4:32 PM CT | Published: February 22, 2024 3:34 PM CT

For two decades, the city’s return on its investment into the overnight river cruise industry has gone up and down — and it looks to be falling again. 


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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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