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A final look at the Delta Queen

Posted 09-24-2008 at 02:45 AM by Franz Neumeier
A blog post of Sue Henry made me feel very sad this morning: Her picture story 'A final look at a tradition' is telling much more about the feelings of people living along the rivers than words could ever tell. Sue portraits the visit of the Delta Queen at Paducah from the perspective of the people on shore, watching the Delta Queen, wondering whether they'll see her again. The story makes me feel very sad, but it also shows so intensely why we must not loose this wonderful boat. Look at the third...
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Sen. George Voinovich introduces bill to save the Delta Queen

Posted 09-17-2008 at 05:28 PM by Franz Neumeier
On September 16, Sen. George Voinovich has introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate (bill no. S. 3498) to save the Delta Queen by excempting her from 1966 Safety at Seat Law. Support comes from at least seven other Senators, both Republicans and Democrats, giving the Delta Queen a new chance for a bipartisan vote in favor of this unique historic steamboat.

Cosponsors of this promising bill so far are: Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), David...
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How dare they take the Delta Queen away from us?

Posted 09-17-2008 at 07:29 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 09-17-2008 at 11:39 AM by Franz Neumeier
The first paragraph of a news piece on the WSAZ Charleston TV website today ("Saving the Delta Queen") struck my mind: "Save the queen! Save a piece of American history! That is the chant around the country as thousands fight to keep the delta queen riverboat afloat." Right: THOUSANDS fight for the Deta Queen.

How dare Rep. James Oberstar to shamelessly misuse his power in Congress to ignore the people?

By the way: Who else except all-mighty Rep. Oberstar is actively against...
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Almost artistic Delta Queen picture

Posted 09-16-2008 at 02:32 AM by Franz Neumeier
Just discovered a posting at the Field of View blog including a wonderful picture of the Delta Queen, actually a photo that the author manipulated in an artistic way so it almost looks like a painting.
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Greene Line exhibit at Cincinnati Inland Rivers Library

Posted 09-10-2008 at 03:10 AM by Franz Neumeier
Through January 4, 2009, in the Cincinnati Room (located on the 3rd floor bridge of the Main Library), the collection of the Inland Rivers Library will be featured in the exhibit "Going Greene: The Delta Queen and Greene Line Steamer, Inc." Photographs and memorabilia from the DELTA QUEEN and other steamboats from the Greene Line will be on display including the CHRIS GREENE, GORDON C. GREENE and H.K. BEDFORD. The Cincinnati Room is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00...
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