Riverboat tours a getaway for NOLA tourists
NEW ORLEANS (KGO) -- The riverboat Natchez is part institution, part throwback and part museum when you consider that her steam engine is 88 years old, a transplant from the previous century.
"Steam engines are a dying breed; you don't have them anymore," chief engineer Scotty Viegas said.
Viegas loves the boat he helped build 40 years ago.
The Natchez is a tourist attraction, but more a discerning tourist attraction, a getaway from the crowds during Super Bowl week.
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