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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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Ship Ablaze - The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

Posted 05-15-2009 at 01:59 AM by Franz Neumeier
The burning of the Steamboat General Slocum on New York's East River on June 15, 1904, was the worse disaster in New York's history before the 9/11 attacks, killing 1,021 people, mostly women and children, according to the official numbers. Author Edward T. O'Donnell obviously did a tremendous job in researching this horrible disaster by going through thousands of pages of archiv material and old newspaper articles.
For readers only interested in the steamboat related part of the disaster,...
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