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Old 11-02-2015, 11:19 AM
Phillip Johnson Phillip Johnson is offline
 
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Very well said Dale. Very often times, no news can be good news, or just that....noting particularly noteworthy requiring broadcasting.

The team has been busy working on the congressional front, and have been visiting with all of the river representatives along the boat's route.

As for the boat itself, she's doing just fine. The boat has been made weather tight and all the leaks have been stopped, and deck cracks repaired to prevent any further deterioration.

The primary goal of any work done in the slip at Houma has always been to stop the water leaks and deterioration of the wood. Hence why the roof was sealed, decks repaired and drains replaced. Most of that work has already been completed. All of the heavy major renovations will be undertaken when the boat is moved into a shipyard proper and a larger work force brought in. This will happen once the exemption passes. The boat is in a good area, has constant patrolling security onboard and is well lit at night. All is well on the Delta Queen. I will be back on the boat in a few days and try to take some photos.

We appreciate the continued interest and support. During our visits with congressmen, everyone of them are well aware and informed about the Delta Queen and have commented on how often they hear from people like yourselves about the boat. Keep up the great work, and the efforts of everyone will soon pay off.

We still feel just as confident as ever that the exemption will happen and the Delta Queen will be steaming again one day.
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