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America Cruise Lines to expand

Posted 12-29-2009 at 01:55 AM by Franz Neumeier
American Cruise Lines has announced further expansion of their West Coast operations. Besides the purchase of the former Majestic America Line vessel "Queen of the West", which is supposed to run on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in 2010, American Cruise Lines said they'll announce further expansion plans to the West Coast in early 2010.
Fact is the addition of the newly built Independence to be completed in 2010 and speculations are that the company is also planning to operate either the...
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Delta Queen Crew Club recognizing former crew and passengers

Posted 12-07-2009 at 07:41 AM by Franz Neumeier
Delta Queen Hotel has announced the Delta Queen Crew Club, a program that recognizes the beloved boat’s most loyal fans by offering an opportunity to commemorate their trips and service with the purchase of a brass-plated nameplate.

Former passenger plaques will be engraved with the name of the passenger, their home port, the year of their first cruise, and the number of cruises they have taken on the Delta Queen. For those that served on the Delta Queen, plaques will be engraved...
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Belle of Louisville accident ends 2009 season early

Posted 10-18-2009 at 04:13 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 10-18-2009 at 05:07 AM by Franz Neumeier
The steamboat Belle of Louisville has been pushed into a drydock by strong winds on early Saturday afternoon. On board were about 300 passengers, several of them suffering minor injuries. The Belle of Louisville's paddlewheel crashed into a drydock of the McBride fleet near Harrods Creek breaking a few bucket boards as well as suffering damage on the jockey bar (which is the beam behind the paddlewheel that is attached to the ends of the cylinder timbers, holding the cylinder timbers in alignment....
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Tony Suttile's where abouts

Posted 10-16-2009 at 01:27 PM by LINDA HURD
Tony Suttile, hotel manager of the America Queen Riverboat is now Manager of a high end hotel on an island in the Caribean. He has been there for about 2 years and is married.
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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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