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Delta Queen Preservation Foundation

Posted 10-26-2010 at 10:25 AM by Franz Neumeier
A non-profit organization called the "Delta Queen Preservation Foundation" has been formed and will be debuted at a "Rally on the River," the evening of Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Leading up the Rally on the River will be an afternoon of excitement and activity we're calling the "Great Steam-up." Between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm the public is invited down to tour the vessel. They will be guided through the boat by former passengers and crew who have experienced life...
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Delta Queen Hotel: Special Deals for Steamboaters

Posted 07-14-2010 at 07:13 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 07-15-2010 at 01:10 AM by Franz Neumeier
The Delta Queen Hotel at Chattanooga offers a very attractive Special Rate for past passengers and crew members: $49.00 per night plus tax. This is the rate per stateroom, not per person and is for standard or deluxe cabins, i.e. not the smaller bunk-bed cabins.

When making a reservation, just mention you're a past passenger or former crew member. The special $49.00 is only valid from today until end of August 2010.

This is not only a fantastic rate for enjoying our...
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Delta Queen Culinary History

Posted 07-09-2010 at 06:00 AM by Franz Neumeier
A new book is featuring the culinary history of the Delta Queen from 1927 to 2008. The author has not only collected 125 original Delta Queen recipes but has also interviewed many former Delta Queen chefs, crew members and passengers.

Delta Queen - A Culinary History 1927 - 2008
The History and Recipes of the Legendary Delta Queen Steamboat
by Cynthia Lejeune Nobles

Delta Queen: A Culinary History 1927-2008 is the result of more than three years of research,...
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Race for the Silver Antlers

Posted 04-12-2010 at 11:53 AM by Franz Neumeier
On April 28, the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati will race for Silver Antlers instead of Golden Antlers as it has been tradition since 1963 when the Belle of Louisville and the Delta Queen first raced on the Ohio River at Louisville, KY.

Part of the Great Steamboat Race between the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati will be a crew competition including a tug of war and an obstacle course before the two boats actually race on the river.

During...
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Captain Larry "Buford" Wilkinson passed away

Posted 03-24-2010 at 01:58 PM by Franz Neumeier
Former Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen crew member Captain Larry "Buford" Wilkinson passed away this morning at a hospital in Vicksburg, MS. He suffered from congestive heart failure, after his condition had been growing worse over the last couple of days.

Born on December 20, 1962, Capt. Wilkinson began work on the Delta Queen more than 20 years ago as a deck hand and worked his way up to serve as Captain. Capt. Wilkinson was one of the most noted and loved former...
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