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Old 07-20-2007, 06:14 PM
Frank X. Prudent Frank X. Prudent is offline
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The DELTA QUEEN did not always have the Lunkenheimer that she blows now. Tom Greene removed that Lunkenheimer and replaced it with the CHRIS GREENE's whistle. I don't know how long the Chris' whistle was on the DQ before her original whistle was put back on. Maybe it was a year or two at most.

Yes, you are right the MQ's original whistle was a three bell affair built by Art Davis. By 1978 it was removed and replaced by the GORDON C. GREENE's whistle. The Cincinnati brass of the Delta Queen Co. didn't think that the old GORDON's whistle looked in keeping with their new steamboat, and the original Davis whistle was returned to it's perch sans one of the bells. The MISSOURI whistle that the MQ wore when she last operated was put on her during 1979.
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