Riverboat Week continues here at OPOD, with this fine picture of two riverboats landing in Mississippi. They look to be loading hay onto them. I like how the riverboats carried their loading dock along with them, and could land and load/unload anywhere that there was a flat spot on the riverbank. On the sidewheel of the boat it says "Vicksburg and Greenville Packet Co.". You can click on the picture to get a better look.
I am happy to see by reading the comments yesterday that I was not the only one that had been bothered by the fakery going on in modern Riverboat Tours. I say before taking one, you first determine that the boat is actually powered BY the paddle wheel.