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Old 06-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Jim Blum Jim Blum is offline
 
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When the MQ was new Betty Blake was actively courting European TRAVEL AGENTS. That activity brought quite a few customers [to both boats] who were amazed at the vastness of the USA & the Mississippi River system. This still being a Cold War Era there was even less of a potential Market than exists today.

From what I have read on this Message Board over the last couple years the previous owner(s) [DQ, MQ & AQ] apparently seemed to neglect cultivating the Travel Agent(s).
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