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Franz Neumeier 01-17-2014 08:45 AM

American Empress eventually really owned by American Queen Steamboat Company
 
Eventually, the purchase of the Empress of the North (soon to be American Empress) has been closed and The American Queen Steamboat Company now really ownes the boat: [url=http://www.steamboats.org/news/american-queen-steamboat-company-closes-on-purchase-of-american-empress/]American Queen Steamboat Company Closes on Purchase of American Empress[/url]

inactive user 02 01-17-2014 11:03 AM

Is this anything like ACL "eventually really" putting the WASHINGTON calliope on the QUEEN OF THE MISSISSIPPI?

I believe AQSC had an agreement to purchase the boat when they made the first public announcement and like anything of this scope, they had to do their due diligence to close the sale. All that is being reported on here is the closure of the sale. There was nothing underhanded, or suspect about this at any time as your headline might infer.

I can think of other companies who (on the other hand) do things underhanded regularly and publicly. Unlike your typical and negative reference to AQSC here I won't name them directly in this sentence.

Frank X. Prudent 01-17-2014 03:03 PM

I don't think anything has been either said or inferred that has been the least bit dodgy or uncomplimentary towards one or the other. It's just clear now that the final agreement has been signed between two bodies, one corporate and the other governmental.

Posted at sea onboard the M/V QUEEN ELIZABETH

Bill Judd 01-17-2014 04:06 PM

Thank you Franz for alerting us to the actual final sale and for the link to the AQSC press release.

Paul Penta 01-30-2014 09:00 AM

[QUOTE=Travis Vasconcelos;32749]Is this anything like ACL "eventually really" putting the WASHINGTON calliope on the QUEEN OF THE MISSISSIPPI?

I believe AQSC had an agreement to purchase the boat when they made the first public announcement and like anything of this scope, they had to do their due diligence to close the sale. All that is being reported on here is the closure of the sale. There was nothing underhanded, or suspect about this at any time as your headline might infer.

I can think of other companies who (on the other hand) do things underhanded regularly and publicly. Unlike your typical and negative reference to AQSC here I won't name them directly in this sentence.[/QUOTE]

Trav - I think this is a case of Franz not being totally aware of some idiomatic forms in English. Remember, English is not his first language, After several conversations and correspondence with him over the years I think he means "finally" instead of "eventually really", which on its face is not a phrase that makes much sense in English. If you substitute "finally" in both the sentence he wrote and the one you quote I think you'll get his real meaning.


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