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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-10-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Dale, Thanks for the post, the feedback is...

Dale,

Thanks for the post, the feedback is helpful. As one of the owners of the Delta Queen, I can attest we have all been working diligently on lobbying for the Delta Queen on the hill. ...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-28-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Phillip Johnson
On September 23, 2017 I was enjoyign a steak at...

On September 23, 2017 I was enjoyign a steak at the Delta Queen Port of Call Restaurant in Kimmswick, MO. To my knowledge the M/V GRAND MAJESTIC was not in Covington for a christening, but rather...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-13-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By Phillip Johnson
See attached here, the two boilers still on the...

See attached here, the two boilers still on the DQ today were built in 1919 to the same navy specification by two difference builders. The forward boiler (Boiler #1) was built by the McNaull Boiler...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-24-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Some well deserved recognition!

Our very own Jo Ann Schoen was recently featured in a fantastic article about the Delta Queen in her local paper. Like the true champion she is, Jo Ann told me she was "frustrated how much the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-14-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Thanks for the update David, I was thinking about...

Thanks for the update David, I was thinking about you guys out there when I saw it on the news. Glad to know you're out of harms way.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 01-13-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Thanks for getting this posted so quickly on here...

Thanks for getting this posted so quickly on here Judy. I'm not sure I agree with some of your comments though. ALL of the owners of the Delta Queen have and continue to work very hard on the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-17-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By Phillip Johnson
The only thing the silence shows is that those...

The only thing the silence shows is that those closely involved with the Delta Queen may in fact be so busy trying to save the boat that they do not check this website daily. Maybe you should try...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-17-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Dale, the Delta Queen has not received any...

Dale, the Delta Queen has not received any financial support from the National Trust in any way shape or form. However, they have been very supportive on the hill providing someone to help run the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-11-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Is the political post really necessary? It's not...

Is the political post really necessary? It's not productive. McConnel's office has been very cooperative and receptive of the Delta Queen issue. The owners have been in touch with and met with his...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 06-29-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Some good news for a change...

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the language in S. 1717 today for consideration by the full Senate. That's a big step in the right direction. Below are links to four articles that have...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-05-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,107
Posted By Phillip Johnson
A couple comments regarding the stern droop. The...

A couple comments regarding the stern droop. The pictures taken recently, or any picture taken since the Queen's departure from Chattanooga is going to be a little bit skewed due to the trim of the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-30-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,107
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Look closer, thats not the real whistle, but a...

Look closer, thats not the real whistle, but a fake (apparently a convincing one!). The DQ's famed Lunkenheimer whistle has been safely stowed away for a couple years now in a secure location, along...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-03-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Jim, I started my career in shipyards doing...

Jim, I started my career in shipyards doing overhauls for the US Navy. Our CEO's other company has been in the business of providing skilled labor to gulf coast shipyards for years. We are well...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-02-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Thanks for the report Dale. It will indeed be...

Thanks for the report Dale. It will indeed be interesting to see what their final design for US Rivers looks like. I'm sure they haven't overlooked some of these functional differences, or at least...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 11-02-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Very well said Dale. Very often times, no news...

Very well said Dale. Very often times, no news can be good news, or just that....noting particularly noteworthy requiring broadcasting.

The team has been busy working on the congressional front,...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Jefferson County Missouri and the City of...

Jefferson County Missouri and the City of Kimmswick have committed to developing the landing into an attractive place for not only the Delta Queen, but all passenger boats to stop at. This is one of...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-09-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,235
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Stogie's Granddaughter...

One of Stogie's granddaughter's has been closely following the DELTA QUEEN's progress and so I thought I would pose some of Carl's questions to her and see what she could provide. Here is what she...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,202
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Not the case

Jim, as you have been told several times before, this 10% reduction is nothing new. The Delta Queen has been undergoing structural fire-load reduction modifications since the 1990's, and you never...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-16-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,699
Posted By Phillip Johnson
NOLA area Delta Queen Fundraiser

The Delta Queen Steamboat Company is hosting a special event this weekend in New Orleans featuring some great Delta Queen entertainers we all know and love. Please see the announcement below pulled...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 06-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Jim, When speaking with Captain Mike...

Jim,

When speaking with Captain Mike yesterday about how the boat is progressing and such, I posed your question to him. He provides the following:

"We were able to find tongue and groove wood...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 05-04-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,808
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Judy, sorry its taken so long. They will be on...

Judy, sorry its taken so long. They will be on the DQSC fb page soon. Things got a bit hectic this week....had a horse race in town.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-30-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,808
Posted By Phillip Johnson
The Antlers used up until 2008 were in fact...

The Antlers used up until 2008 were in fact Golden.....today they still hang in the deck room on the Mayor Andrew Broaddus (Belle of Louisville's wharfboat) waiting for the day the Delta Queen...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By Phillip Johnson
The wooden rocking chairs on the Delta Queen are...

The wooden rocking chairs on the Delta Queen are still there. Some have been painted black, and some are still white. They will all be repaired or replaced as necessary and painted white. At the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Remembering Capt. Mary Becker Greene

Today, April 22, 2015 onboard the DELTA QUEEN we paid tribute to "Ma Greene" on this 66th anniversary of her death. Captain Mary Becker Greene, the first female steamboat captain and matriarch of the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-14-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,634
Posted By Phillip Johnson
Lexie, Its a private slip owned by Low Land...

Lexie,

Its a private slip owned by Low Land Construction, across from "New Generations Shipyard." This slip has all the necessary services near by and plenty of laydown area right next to the...
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