A 60-foot midsection will be added to construct the 245-passenger paddlewheeler, the fourth boat in American Queen Steamboat Co.'s fleet.
Nearly 150 skilled workers are currently involved in the project.
Delivery date to be announced
A delivery date for American Countess to join American Queen, American Duchess and American Empress will be announced in the coming months.
A short video clip of the cutting and repositioning of the vessel's two sections is here.