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Forum: Steamboats & History 01-06-2014, 08:27 AM
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New life for the Columbia Queen

After reading this, I have lots of questions and look forward to your comments

Riverboat 'flotel' proposal being mulled over for MacMillan Pier - - Wicked Local Truro...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-01-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
There must be a logical reason

After reading and re-reading both postings I wonder if the early departure was due to traffic or other navigation issues. A hasty departure might not allow enough time to build up steam for anything...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-27-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,582
Sunday was a great day for "steamboat stalking"...

Sunday was a great day for "steamboat stalking" and glad we finally connected with you. It was a short night after watching her tie up in Davenport but so worth it. We continued our chase after she...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,230
Thank you for sharing the good news. We certainly...

Thank you for sharing the good news. We certainly look forward to Saturday!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-28-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
American Queen February 23

Will any of you be on the February 23 trip or March 2?
Forum: Steamboats & History 11-08-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,287
I just talked with an employee on board the AQ...

I just talked with an employee on board the AQ who confirmed the temps were the reason for draining the lines. This person also said the paddle wheel is being used (perhaps just not in the STP area...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-27-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,021
This day in history - October 27

In 1795 Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo (Pinckney's Treaty,) which provided for free navigation of the Mississippi River. More info on Office of the Historian -...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-01-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
She's making good time

I got the chance to talk about the AQ to a number of people both at L&D 16 and 15. At L&D 16 I was visiting with a couple about the boat when suddenly I noticed I had an audience of the entire...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-26-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Sleep?????

Lexie, "sleep"?????? Not for many of us when there's a riverboat in town! The AQ passed by our house at 12:37 a.m. By that time, I was the only one tending the lights, torches and bonfire at the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,259
Travis, we were on the Queen of the Mississippi's...

Travis, we were on the Queen of the Mississippi's third trip at the time Hurricane Isaac decided to travel up the Mississippi River. It was very windy with driving rain but I felt no unusual motion...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-04-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Oops, that should be web CAM. Guess I got too...

Oops, that should be web CAM. Guess I got too excited when typing. . .or maybe I just need another cup of coffee. We'll head to the landing shortly with our welcome signs. Our beach is decorated and...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-04-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
She is visible the Quad Cities web can right now....

She is visible the Quad Cities web can right now. She's ready to go under the Government Bridge. LD 15 Cam-2 | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Illinois...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 06-30-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,926
Jim, good point about other suitable boats. I...

Jim, good point about other suitable boats. I think the Philadelphia Belle f/k/a the Mississippi Belle II is still for sale in Moline, Illinois. She is a former gambling boat and is large enough that...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-04-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,609
We saw her from the train as we crossed the river...

We saw her from the train as we crossed the river this week. She looked "peaceful" as if she was just waiting to take her next trip.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-28-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,926
Is someone available to attend the meeting?

If someone lives near New Smyrna--or would be willing to travel--it would be a good idea to contact the city and get on the Council's agenda to speak up against the request. I would go if we were not...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-22-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Both the Westin and the Hilton Riverside are...

Both the Westin and the Hilton Riverside are being used as pre-cruise hotels.
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-21-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Frank, thanks for sharing. When I looked at the...

Frank, thanks for sharing. When I looked at the site at the beginning of this month it was still listed as Robin Street. But with 20 days to go, we may see another change!
Forum: Steamboats & History 01-16-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Belle's Birthday Bash

Information from Courier Journal.com this afternoon regarding the Belle of Louisville's 100th birthday party October 15 - 19, 2014.

$2 million budget sought for Belle of Louisville's 100th...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-30-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
An important person's birthday!

There was an important person born on this day. It is the 176th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-19-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
I listened, too, but never saw any of the slides...

I listened, too, but never saw any of the slides (I only guessed there were some by what was being said) because my screen froze on the photo of the AQ. Submitted two questions neither of which was...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Sally, I understand they will be received soon,...

Sally, I understand they will be received soon, however, I could not wait and downloaded the PDF version (hope this link works)...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-02-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,239
One year in Cincinnati while sitting in the...

One year in Cincinnati while sitting in the Forward Cabin Lounge delaying our disembarking, a group of newbies boarded. We both smiled at hearing, "What do you mean there's no closet!" from one...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-29-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Look out below!

We got the southen end of the Galena/Dubuque storm and could not leave the house until 10:15 a.m. due to thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Could not even see the river but noticed that the Twilight...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
We were there

Richard and I attended the Train Festival this morning while the weather was relatively cool--only 90 degrees. Jim is right. The displays, trains and vendors were great. The staff and volunteers...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,331
American Queen Considering Memphis

Here is a link from yesterday's Memphis Commercial Appeal

Steamboat company makes pitch to Memphis City Council The Commercial Appeal...
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