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The Delta Queens Captains Log

Posted 01-06-2012 at 08:03 PM by Capt Mike
October 28....We departed Kentucky Lock at midnight, having finally locked through after a 3 and a half hour delay. We are ALWAYS delayed at Kentucky lock, and even held out to allow tow boats to go through even when we have arrived first! So much for priority! It has gotten so bad that our office has written to the Lockmaster and the Corp to complain. It was a smooth lockage, we landed on the wall without a bump. I've been fortunate this whole month, not so much as a tiny bump as I've made many...
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Excerpts from The Delta Queens Captains Log, 2003

Posted 01-06-2012 at 12:21 PM by Capt Mike
The following are a few random excerpts from the logs I kept while Captain of the Delta Queen. I just pulled a few from my book about my experiences aboard, which I hope to release this fall on board the Delta Queen...
November 18, Tuesday... It's 5 am, the phone rings and I sit up instantly awake. "It's the mate. "Capt. Mike, we have shut out rain". "I'll be right there" I reply. Outside my door I can hear the roaring wind and pounding rain. I fumble as I slip...
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