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Photo collections and history in general

Posted 07-18-2010 at 06:33 PM by Bob Reynolds
In a recent thread on the discussion board, several have spoken of old boat photo collections. There is another thread seeking information on soemone who lived and worked as a clerk on a steamboat in the 19th century. All these things point up the need for all of us to label and identify old photos and even put with them some narrative about the people, places, objects and events taking place in them. Otherwise, they will have absolutely no meaning to those who find them in only a few years....
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Delta Queen Hotel: Special Deals for Steamboaters

Posted 07-14-2010 at 07:13 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 07-15-2010 at 01:10 AM by Franz Neumeier
The Delta Queen Hotel at Chattanooga offers a very attractive Special Rate for past passengers and crew members: $49.00 per night plus tax. This is the rate per stateroom, not per person and is for standard or deluxe cabins, i.e. not the smaller bunk-bed cabins.

When making a reservation, just mention you're a past passenger or former crew member. The special $49.00 is only valid from today until end of August 2010.

This is not only a fantastic rate for enjoying our...
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Delta Queen Culinary History

Posted 07-09-2010 at 06:00 AM by Franz Neumeier
A new book is featuring the culinary history of the Delta Queen from 1927 to 2008. The author has not only collected 125 original Delta Queen recipes but has also interviewed many former Delta Queen chefs, crew members and passengers.

Delta Queen - A Culinary History 1927 - 2008
The History and Recipes of the Legendary Delta Queen Steamboat
by Cynthia Lejeune Nobles

Delta Queen: A Culinary History 1927-2008 is the result of more than three years of research,...
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Videos of Whistles in Operation

Posted 06-24-2010 at 10:27 AM by Richard Weisenberger
YouTube - Whistles, Steam and Air

If you like to see whistles in operation or have your own videos of whistles, I invite you to join my video group "Whistles, Steam and Air".
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We're Losing our Steamboats: Let's Keep their Voice Alive

Posted 06-02-2010 at 01:19 PM by Richard Weisenberger
I invite everyone with a passion for the steam whistle to join me at
Return Real Whistles to the Rails | Facebook and learn more about the latest developments in whistle design.

It is a group dedicated to reintroducing real whistles to today's railroads through recent improvements in their technology. It can apply to the shipbuilding industry as well. Whistles are not INHERENTLY the inefficient sound signals that most still think of them as, but through proper engineering of...
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