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Gateway Clipper fleet christens Three Rivers Queen

Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
The Gateway Clipper Fleet kicks off 55 years in Pittsburgh during an event to christen the Three Rivers Queen, the newest member of the fleet at the Station Square dock Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The boat is 110 feet long and 32 feet wide and features a calliope.

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By Sam Spatter
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:44 p.m.
 

To celebrate its 55th anniversary, the Gateway Clipper fleet on Wednesday christened its latest addition, the Three Rivers Queen, at an event at Station Square shore dock along the Monongahela River. The Queen, the renovated former Arkansas Queen, can accommodate 250 passengers. An all-steel classic paddlewheel passenger boat with three decks, it includes a calliope. It is the sixth boat in the fleet headed by President Terry Wirginis. The company employs 70 people full time and as many as 300 during the summer season.

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