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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-15-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Judy Patsch
300 bills passed by this Congress

I just saw that this session of Congress has passed 300 bills - all rather insignificant and pretty uncontroversial- so with 40 co-sponsors, why can't the DQ bill get out of committee and to the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-24-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Judy Patsch
Report?

The Facebook page says 2 friends went, but doesn't ID them. Hopefully they are on .org too and will report.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 09-22-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Judy Patsch
Excellent question

Thank you for asking that excellent question!
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-19-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Judy Patsch
At least they cared...unless it was 'Charlie"

Obviously not steamboat educated. I've heard of calls made when she's at the wharf, but not when underway. Interesting that the fire department didn't check first, with your connections with...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-17-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By Judy Patsch
One missing

I don't know the rationale behind the various types she had, but I do know one was ripped off in the St. Louis harbor in high water and went flying by Dan Forman as he was playing the departure...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 08-27-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Judy Patsch
Gary Frommelt

Gary is well known in the river community. He was Chief Engineer on the DQ and the NATCHEZ before going to the PRESIDENT to start his gambling boat career. I'm sure he is a main reason they were able...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-22-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Judy Patsch
Fares then and now

My first DQ trip, exactly 44 years ago today(1973), cost $60 a day for the C cabin 130/31. In today's money, that would be $329.28, and that was for no bathroom. My last trip in 1983 cost $105 a...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By Judy Patsch
Fourth try to post reply grrr

Glad you had a good time and cruised a lot. I was down at the I-280 bridge to watch the clearance and then followed the boat up to the lock. I didn't see anyone on deck, as I think it was about...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-16-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Judy Patsch
Kahlke Boatyard boats in Alaska too

The Kahlke Brothers Boatyard in Rock Island built a couple of boats here, knocked them down and rebuilt them in Alaska. One was named the ROCK ISLAND. I can't remember details and the info is...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-29-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Judy Patsch
AMERICAN QUEEN on the UMR

For the third consecutive year high water, this time a flood, has wreaked havoc with the AQ's UMR trips. It doesn't matter when they are scheduled, high water hits. And this high water would have...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-28-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
Delaying arrival

I don't know if it still happens, but the Queens fooled around and didn't dock at Robin St. until after midnight to avoid paying an extra day's docking fee. I don't know how much the fee was, but...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-28-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
That's just below Winona, right? Amazing, too...

That's just below Winona, right? Amazing, too much water in one place, not enough in another!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-28-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
In capital letters

If I could get my boat names in titles to show up capitalized, Bill! :-)
We had a horrible deluge last Friday from LaCrosse on down through here, which raised river levels 3 to 5 ft. overnight....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-27-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
No trip postings on here

Well, I have no postings because I no longer ride the big overnight boats. But as far as the news of rerouting, I was posting it on the AQ Facebook page as I looked at our river levels and knew she...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-26-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
So how did you get your title in all caps????

I see you were able to get the boats' names in all caps, but my attempt failed. Oh well....I still don't see the market to support all the boats that have been announced as going into our overnight...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-25-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
Ok why did my title in all caps come out in lower case

I typed the names of the boats in all caps, and it ends up in all lower case....grr.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-25-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Judy Patsch
American duchess, city of new orleans

Spoke to Doc today. He says the AMERICAN DUCHESS nee Isle of Capri of the AQ Co. is now at the Perry St. Wharf in NOLA. He is invited to its christening next week. So unlike the questionable status...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-25-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Judy Patsch
in Gretna

Someone from NOLA posted on Facebook that she saw it tied up in Gretna yesterday.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-24-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Judy Patsch
Louisiane

Last I knew she was sitting on the West Bank in Gretna, her home port, near the former ferry landing. She does not show up in the Corps lock pages, so she's not on the upper rivers.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-16-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By Judy Patsch
Another reason for early rising on the DQ...

My first room was 131, over the Engine Room. The jingling of the bells for a first timer was something that kept me awake and wondering what was happening. One night the noise ceased and I went out...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-09-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Judy Patsch
That's good news.

Hopefully business will continue to boom for AQ Co. They have the capital to produce the boats and probably to sustain downturns. I wonder how ACL and the independent boats are doing? It just blows...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-05-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By Judy Patsch
Thanks for that detailed account of the Howard's...

Thanks for that detailed account of the Howard's lumber works!
Forum: Steamboats & History 06-29-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Judy Patsch
A guess

It sure sounds like cenwheelers. Could that be short for centerwheelers? There were some ferries with wheels in the center.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 06-08-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Judy Patsch
From another generation of pax...

This is a name I'm not familiar with. What position did he have?
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 05-25-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By Judy Patsch
Flag of convenience experience

My one and only blue water cruise was on the BERMUDA STAR out of NOLA in 1988. She was registered in Panama, one of the most popular flags in NOLA. I read the fire drill directions on the placard in...
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