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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 on the river first hand. This will also be the first time since the boats arrival in Chattanooga that the public will be able to witness the Delta Queen's mighty engines in operation.

A group of skilled steamboat engineers, several from the Delta Queen's past, will be on hand to exercise the engines and other auxiliary equipment. This effort is to ensure the operational readiness of the vessels systems. Tours will conclude with a grand calliope concert featuring the Delta Queen, Belle of Cincinnati and Southern Belle. This will kick off the evening banquet and activities.

For more information visit the Delta Queen Hotel's website at www.deltaqueenhotel.net.
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I suggest that the new Preservation Foundation reach out to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society in the UK. This group owns and operates the Paddle Steamer Waverly. I recall that the Society owns the boat and has a separate entity to run the annual excursions. Etc.

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Posted 11-13-2010 at 07:46 PM by Wesley Paulson Wesley Paulson is offline
 

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