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Old 10-14-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Default Salute to DQ Party at Louisville on October 24th

According to articles in The Courier-Journal, Louisville officials are inviting the public to a wharf party on Friday, October 24th, beginning at 4:00 PM. The New Orleans style festivities are being planned by the staff of the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE and city personnel. The event is intended to celebrate the long friendship between the BELLE and DELTA QUEEN. The DQ will depart at 8:00 PM, but the soiree, including music, food, etc., continues until 11 PM.

Hard to believe that we went through a similar "Farewell to the DQ" scenario 38 years ago. I was 16 and in high school, but I remember going to the river for what was feared would be the LAST time the boat would be seen here. The DQ was beautifully aglow in light, gliding majestically through the Louisville harbor in the early morning darkness. It was an unforgettable moment as the boat's reflection shimmered upon the silvery river, that beautiful whistle echoing in the chilly autumn air and somebody playing "Auld Lang Syne" on the calliope.

As singer Johnny Cash said nearly four decades ago and which rings true now, "Take your hat off mister, you're witnessing the passing of a great lady!"

See you down at the wharf.
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