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Showboat Becky Thatcher has left Marietta for Pittsburgh

Posted 10-16-2009 at 01:35 AM by Franz Neumeier
The showboat BECKY THATCHER has left her long-time mooring place on the Muskingum River at Maritetta, Ohio, for Pittsburgh on October 14, 2009, and will rest there temporarily, according to her owner, Jeffrey Levin of Nashville, TN.
The Becky Thatcher, originally built in 1926 as MISSISSIPPI (III) as an inspection boat for the Army Corps of Engineers in 1926 and a National Historic Landmark since 1983 has served as a showboat and restaurant at Marietta since 1977, but closed down a few years...
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Ghost investigation on the Delta Queen, Discovery Channel at Chattanooga

Posted 09-28-2009 at 01:38 AM by Franz Neumeier
Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab is investigating on the Delta Queen at Chattanooga, trying to find scientific evidence for the existence of Delta Queen Capt. Mary Greene's ghost.

In an interview, long-time Delta Queen Master Capt. Mike Williams told his experiences, especially from 1984 where he says the spirit of Capt. Greene has saved the boat when she alerted him that the Delta Queen's hull had a hole and was going to sink eventually if he hadn't found it in time, with the help of...
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Ambassadors to sell the QUEEN OF THE WEST

Posted 09-17-2009 at 01:45 PM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 09-27-2009 at 05:21 AM by Franz Neumeier
Ambassadors International Inc. has announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to sell the Columbia River paddlewheeler QUEEN OF THE WEST to Blue Spruce LLC, an affiliate of American Cruise Lines (details, see press release).
The 142-passenger vessel Queen of the West is the first of the Majestic America Line boats to be sold after Ambassadors' announcement from February this year to sell of the Majestic's assets and focus on their business at Windstar Cruises.

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Jim Herron's new video: Last Cruise of the Delta Queen

Posted 08-11-2009 at 01:51 AM by Franz Neumeier
I've always enjoyed Jim Herron's videos because of his ability to find the best spots for spectacular and unusual views. His newest set of 3 DVDs, "Last Cruise of the Delta Queen", is no exemption. Though I strongly disagree with the title of the video - there will be future cruises of the boat! - it's a great documentation of this historic cruise in October 2008.

Jim Herron did follow the Delta Queen all the way from Cincinnati to Memphis, not only at the port stops but also along...
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Delta Queen songs must-have CD by Laura Sable, Bill Wiemuth

Posted 07-08-2009 at 12:53 PM by Franz Neumeier
Admittedly it's weeks ago that Laura and Bill sent a review copy of their new CD "Delta Queen - A Musican Journey". I thought I couldn't stand that many Delta Queen songs in a row without breaking out in tears so I postponed listening to the their songs until today. And what a blast this CD is!

Imagine sitting in the Orleans Room in a warm, not too humid night on the Mississippi River, lights off, Cruise Director Jazzou Jones announces an evening of Delta Queen memories and the good...
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