As we were chasing the Delta Queen today after she left Cincinnati we were waiting for her at the Anderson Ferry just a few miles downriver from Cincinnati. I'm sure most of you are familiar with Anderson Ferry as they operate another National Historic Landmark, the BOONE NO. 7 paddlewheel ferry from 1935.
Here is a shot of the BOONE NO. 7 with the Delta Queen coming up.
I'll post more pictures of the BOONE soon, but for now enjoy this picture - the old ferry boat is freshly painted...
Just back from a wonderful 2-day cruise on the Twilight from LeClaire to Dubuque and back I'd just like to share two pictures with you: One shows the mighty American Queen with the tiny riverboat Twilight on front of her at the riverfront of Dubuque, IA, this morning when the AQ came in early (was scheduled for noon, arrived probably at 7 am or earlier). It took her quite a while to dock as the Twilight and the Celebration Belle both were there not leaving much space for the AQ.
Save the Queens! The break-through for Steamboats.org visitors-wise came in 2001 when AMCV filed for chapter 11, all three Queens had a very uncertain future and employees lost their jobs, not having a chance to stay in contact and share information about the proceedings. That's when we started the message board which immediately became the central place for sharing information about the future of the boats.
Last week, on July 21, Steamboats.org was celebrating its 11th birthday. I've just checked the domain registry entry and it says the domain was registered on July 21, 1997:
Guess what the website looked like shortly after that. It was just a tiny little site, consisting of just a few pages and the design was - from todays perspective - ugly. This is how the site looked like then: ...