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Save the Delta Queen Rally at Marietta, OH

Posted 06-05-2008 at 10:53 AM by Franz Neumeier
A special "Save the DELTA QUEEN" steamboat rally will take place Thursday, June 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. along the Ohio River Levee at the corner of Front and Greene Streets in Marietta.

The June 12th rally is open to the public and will feature speakers from the American Sternwheel Association, Senator Joy Padgett, state and local government representatives, and other noted officials. Musical entertainment will feature Tony Ellis, banjo player formerly with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and the Ralph Stanley Band, and Mayor Michael Moon Mullen, as well as the barbershop quartette harmony of the Treblemakers. WMOA Radio will host a live radio remote during the rally. Other regional media professionals will be in attendance covering the event as well.

The public is encouraged to bring their lunch to the levee and join in the rally. Petitions in support of Congress continuing to exempt the DELTA QUEEN from the SOLAS regulations will be circulated during the rally for signatures. The petitions will be delivered to Congress by Save the Delta Queen campaign representatives.

The DELTA QUEEN is America’s oldest operating overnight steamboat. She was built in 1927, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark.
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