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Forum: Steamboats & History 04-17-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,519
Posted By Denny Hamilton
This quick thread seems to have died. Is the...

This quick thread seems to have died. Is the boat still making progress on the Missouri River? If so, where is the boat at now, and how is it getting around the Mo River dams?
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-14-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By Denny Hamilton
You Must Be Kidding...

Wow! Pierre, SD?? I'm married to a South Dakota girl, an I know a bit about Pierre. It's hardly a place that could make a successful excursion boat location. It's the state capitol of South...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-29-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Denny Hamilton
This is a great idea! How often do we look at an...

This is a great idea! How often do we look at an old picture of the DQ and try to guess the date by sleuthing about certain features of the boat? If I can get my new slide scanner to work, I'll...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-17-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Vic And Victor

In the early 70's, I worked during my summertime breaks from college on the Delta Queen. During my first year on the boat I was a deckhand, and I was teamed-up with "Deckhand Vic", who was to teach...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-05-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Denny Hamilton
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, October 5, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced this year's "11 Most Endangered Historic Places", and unfortunately, the Delta Queen made the list. You can see the entire...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-28-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Would it be possible to post what Mr. Martin had...

Would it be possible to post what Mr. Martin had to say in his letter to S&D?
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-14-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Danny Lee Found!

Danny Lee, the former onboard boat photographer for the Delta Queen has been found. I found him after a Google search. He now runs a photography business in St. George, Utah of all places! I don't...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,404
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Hey folks, let's try to keep on-topic with these...

Hey folks, let's try to keep on-topic with these threads. Jim started this thread with a very good question about how the DQ fared during the long, humid Louisiana Summer. I'd like to know this...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-10-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Kimmswick It Is!

Here's an article from The Cincinnati Enquirer announcing Kimmswick as the new home of the Delta Queen. No posting is appearing yet on the DQ facebook pages. I'm anxious to hear how the steamboat...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-08-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,548
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Dale, you're right. The "landing whistle" of the...

Dale, you're right. The "landing whistle" of the Delta Queen at Coney rousted hundreds of people to witness the arrival. It took a while to get moored that day because the deckhands couldn't find a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-07-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,548
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Labor Day Cruise

Dale said above: PS> Have a safe, pleasant Labor Day weekend. I remember back years now those very popular Labor Day cruises on the DELTA QUEEN from Cincinnati down to Louisville or below returning...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 08-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,383
Posted By Denny Hamilton
President Carter

On August 17th, the world was told about the cancer diagnosis of President Carter. As a coincidence, that same date marked the 36th anniversary of his departure aboard the "Presidential Cruise" on...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-16-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,843
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Man, these guys get it. They are both excellent...

Man, these guys get it. They are both excellent speakers. Not only do they communicate the romance of the river, but they tell of the eloquence of the boat and what steamboatin' is all about. This...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Very well done, Keith! Congratulations. Just...

Very well done, Keith! Congratulations. Just like a Howard steamboat, it's easy to navigate! Way to go!
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-24-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,918
Posted By Denny Hamilton
TV Video Coverage of Departure

Here is some local TV coverage...

Chattanooga Says Good-Bye to the Delta Queen - MyFOXChattanooga (http://www.myfoxchattanooga.com/story/28587722/chattanooga-says-good-bye-to-the-delta-queen)
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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-05-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,592
Posted By Denny Hamilton
I Don't Get It

Why is this bill being applauded? I don't get it. This is a terrible bill, or I just don't understand something here. If 10% of the boat must be destroyed every year and replaced with new...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 12-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,180
Posted By Denny Hamilton
I just called 202-224-0411 for the Senate...

I just called 202-224-0411 for the Senate Science, Commerce and Transportation Committee. I was transferred to our contact, Brandon. He mentioned that he's been getting a lot of calls for putting...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Two Pilothouse Legends

The attached shot of Harry Louden and Captain Wagner was taken on Labor Day 1970. We were upbound at California, Ohio enroute to a landing at Coney Island. Cap Wagner was on the radio asking if...
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Capt. Louden Pics

Now that I have a new scanner, I'd like to add these images to the above memories of Captain Harry Louden.

1. With pipe firmly in place, it could be some kind of Norman Rockwell look-alike...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-16-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By Denny Hamilton
This is a great thread because everybody liked...

This is a great thread because everybody liked Harry Louden! Miriam is quite right about Cappy's colorful language. In 1979, I was on vacation from my regular job, and we had just dropped President...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-24-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,047
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Jim, thanks for your interest in my slides. I...

Jim, thanks for your interest in my slides. I haven't been shy about posting some of them in my entries on this site, so check them out. What I really need to do to give these slides justice is to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-24-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,047
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Some of my favorite memories were those everyday...

Some of my favorite memories were those everyday moments I caught on film. In the early Seventies I was a college student and worked on the boat during my Summertime breaks. I liked taking 35mm...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-15-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,735
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Congratulations, Keith! Is there any doubt out...

Congratulations, Keith! Is there any doubt out there that you'll do a wonderful job? It's just so great when people with knowledge and passion get the jobs they deserve. That doesn't always happen...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-29-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,521
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Judy and all, You're right about the world...

Judy and all,

You're right about the world changing since those days of the Carter Cruise. In 1978, I was working as an Amtrak Sales Rep in the Twin Cities. During a Delta Queen visit that...
Forum: Steamboats & History 10-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,420
Posted By Denny Hamilton
Ernie Lee Memories

It was good to see the mentions about Ernie Lee Wagner. Ernie Lee often rode on the shorter-length cruises of the DQ out of Cincinnati. He was a fun kid who was always looking for something funny to...
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