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A day on the Delta Queen

Posted 06-22-2015 at 09:02 PM by Capt Mike
A quick peak out my cabin door this morning revealed a calm, very foggy morning, a heavy wet, hot mist, that cloaked the Delta Queens' decks in a sullen gray veil. I hope for a rain free day but wish for an overcast sky to shield us from the oppressive heat of the sun, so that we can continue to patch the deck without baking....In the distance across the field the gravel trucks have already started moving, trundling dusty loads of gravel off to fill some unknown hole. The boats numerous moorings...
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on board the Delta Queen

Posted 06-09-2015 at 10:02 PM by Capt Mike
A quiet rainy night here on our beloved Delta Queen. She rests in a dead end slip away from town surrounded by open grassy fields, sitting undisturbed by the surrounding world. I wander the old boat in the dark, pausing to listen, hearing the patter of rain on her decks, distant thunder rumbles outside...She is resting quietly tonight, and I get a sense that she is sleeping, perhaps dreaming of the rush of the river around her hull as she pushed upriver against the warm current on a moonlit night...
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The Delta Queen in Houma

Posted 04-28-2015 at 07:47 PM by Capt Mike
Greetings, from Houma, Louisiana, live aboard the Steamer Delta Queen. Well, they said it couldn't be done, but here she is. After an amazing 15 day journey we finally got the Delta Queen tucked safely into a dead end slip just south of the intercoastal waterway. Our epic journey south out of Chattanooga is the subject of a documentary now under production and hopefully will be released in a couple of months. It was an incredible experience, being on board the Delta Queen underway again. The 3 of...
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The Captains Log November 20th, 2003

Posted 11-21-2012 at 09:58 AM by Capt Mike
A rainy night here in Florida, while digging through my archives I dropped one of my log books and it fell open to todays date, only nine years past... November 20, 2003
I had mamaged to get a couple of hours of light sleep when I was called as we approached Oak Alley plantation, descending the river from the north. I was wide awake in a moment, snapped to attention as I hurriedly dressed for duty. For night landings, I always kept my pants hanging on a hook next to my bunk, a pull- over...
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The Delta Queens Captains Log, June 2

Posted 01-27-2012 at 12:20 AM by Capt Mike
At The Army Corp dock, St. Francisville. The morning was nice and clear, the river stage at 17 feet and rising. The tours got off, the gangway was seated nicely on the newly graveled walk/ramp. About 10:30 am, the American Queen landed alongside to debark an ill passenger, Captain Garland Shewmaker at the bridgewing controls. I had the Delta Queens engines and thruster warmed up just in case of the AQ moving us, but we never even felt it as the huge boat landed gently alongside. She was there only...
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