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Delta Queens Captains Log Excerpts

Posted 01-10-2012 at 03:00 PM by Capt Mike
Sunday, August 17th, Paducah, Kentucky

We arrived and tied off uneventfully at the Paducah City front about 2:30 am this morning, having locked straight through Kentucky Lock without a delay. I was able to get the kind of rest a Captain can get when his vessel is tied securely in a safe port in fair weather and tended by a competent crew.
I arose at 7am, showered and dressed for the day, and after my usual rounds of the boat I made my way to the forward cabin lounge to have...
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The Delta Queens Captains Log

Posted 01-06-2012 at 08:03 PM by Capt Mike
October 28....We departed Kentucky Lock at midnight, having finally locked through after a 3 and a half hour delay. We are ALWAYS delayed at Kentucky lock, and even held out to allow tow boats to go through even when we have arrived first! So much for priority! It has gotten so bad that our office has written to the Lockmaster and the Corp to complain. It was a smooth lockage, we landed on the wall without a bump. I've been fortunate this whole month, not so much as a tiny bump as I've made many...
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Excerpts from The Delta Queens Captains Log, 2003

Posted 01-06-2012 at 12:21 PM by Capt Mike
The following are a few random excerpts from the logs I kept while Captain of the Delta Queen. I just pulled a few from my book about my experiences aboard, which I hope to release this fall on board the Delta Queen...
November 18, Tuesday... It's 5 am, the phone rings and I sit up instantly awake. "It's the mate. "Capt. Mike, we have shut out rain". "I'll be right there" I reply. Outside my door I can hear the roaring wind and pounding rain. I fumble as I slip...
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MARY POWELL- "Queen of the Hudson" , the build and history/ Rex Stewart

Posted 12-09-2011 at 05:08 AM by Rex Stewart
The United States had encountered two great wars. One from within, the Civil War; and, the other from its mother Nation across the Atlantic, the War of 1812.

Though two generations apart, both events connected a famous steamboat, fighting ship and two Irish-American families. Both vessels and both families endured the social and political biases of American culture to rise as God's children to a better calling. The steamboat that connected these families was known as the "Queen...
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Sternwheeler for sale

Posted 11-29-2011 at 12:03 AM by Tom Adams
I have a sternwheeler and 2 passanger barges for sale. 149 pass. each. My name is Dave Ruble you can reach me 304 482 9700 or at
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