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Cincinnati riverboat docking in Huntington, starting cruises in May

Apr. 15, 2010 @ 12:05 PM

 Capt. Gene Lister is home again.
Lister, who was the captain of the Camden Queen from 1978 to 1992, is back behind the wheel of a sternwheeler on the Ohio River — and you can join him.

 Lister is the new captain of the Mark Twain, a 149-passenger, two-floor sternwheeler that will be giving public sightseeing and dinner cruises on the Ohio River out of Huntington from mid-May to November.

 The boat will be docked at Schooner’s Waterfront Grille at Adams Landing Marina in the historic Guyandotte neighborhood of Huntington.

 The restaurant is set to open Wednesday, April 21, and Mark Williams, of Schooner’s, said they’re looking at mid-May before they can begin offering cruises aboard the boat, which is owned by B&B Riverboats out of Cincinnati, and being leased to Schooner’s.

 Williams said they’ll be offering sightseeing cruises to the public as well as two-hour dinner cruises inside the boat’s climate-controlled deck that can seat 60 people.

 Dinner cruises will be $35 for the two-hour cruise that will include a buffet of beef, fish and chicken, choice or rice or potatoes, green beans, corn, and drinks.  There will also be a cash bar.

Read more about Mark Twain and the upcoming cruises and see photos from the boat in Friday’s Herald-Dispatch.