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The Delta Queen!

November 10, 2008

On September 7th, we saw the Delta Queen going up the river. We drove ahead of it so that we could get some pictures of it. While there, we ran across a family who had also stopped to see her. They told us that it was the last run she would be making. Apparently, she had an exemption from SOLAS that was not being renewed, so she was being taken out of service.

This is from an article on Wikipedia.

On August 1, 2007, Majestic America Line announced that the Delta Queen would cease operations permanently at the end of the 2008 season. The temporary exemption from SOLAS needed to keep the Queen running was reportedly thrown out in a recent Congressional decision. However, devotees of the boat have begun staging a “Save the Delta Queen” campaign similar to the one undertaken in the 1970s. Her future is currently uncertain, but she will continue to operate through November 2008.

I hope she can continue to run. It seems so sad to see such a wonderful piece of history come to a halt.

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Check out the wake behind the Delta Queen!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. afrankangle permalink
    January 13, 2009 9:29 AM

    Great pictures reminding me of the many times I’ve seen her passing by. But times are sad with her sitting still at a dock.

    • January 13, 2009 10:18 AM

      Yes…it is sad to think of. So many things must pass away, replaced by newer. Maybe those newer things are actually better, but in many cases, I think they are just “newer”. Thanks for your thoughts.

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