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Old 10-27-2008, 03:19 PM
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Keith,

Thank you for the great pictures! What a day it was aboard the DELTA QUEEN last Friday. It all happened so fast and there were so many great friends there, I barely had time to realize what was happening. All I know is the last 3 days have been very reflective and quite melancholy.

Save the DELTA QUEEN!

When that cheer went up on the wharf, I was shocked to hear my fellow Louisvillians chant along with the passengers. It warmed my heart in these times of uncertainty and change people would cry out in the night to save our beloved steamboat.

Someone put a video on youtube where you can clearly hear it....talk about a emotional moment!

Here is the link to the video

YouTube - The Delta Queen's Final Voyage

What an appropriate thing for Miss Ruth Ferris to have said about that situation and how fitting it is even today. You are like many of "Ruthie's boys" who knew she had her finger on the pulse of steamboating and a warm, ever present desire to educate all about it....we could use a great river intellect like Ruth Ferris about now!

Keep up steam!

~Travis~
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