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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-16-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By Greg Weber
Too soon to say whether this alternative or last...

Too soon to say whether this alternative or last resort is necessary. The new congress has only been in session for a month. We need to repeat the effort made during the previous congress. I'm...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-10-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By Greg Weber
Dale, the "hook" I referred to are the first...

Dale, the "hook" I referred to are the first three sentences in Johns message. It's just that it's been so long since there's been any good news concerning the future of the DQ. Then, to read...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By Greg Weber
Anxious to see a photo of DQ model but, saw no...

Anxious to see a photo of DQ model but, saw no humor in your "hook".
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By Greg Weber
Judy, why the change to Bettendorf? Oneida St...

Judy, why the change to Bettendorf? Oneida St was the perfect spot to land. Is this situation permanent? Certainly a bone headed decision if so.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By Greg Weber
I observed the AQ at lock 16 on her maiden UMR...

I observed the AQ at lock 16 on her maiden UMR voyage. From where I stood, I could see that the starboard pitman was unattached, and the wheel had been tied off. It certainly appeared to me that...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By Greg Weber
There may be several issues with the AQ design. ...

There may be several issues with the AQ design. First, I believe that in '95 it was actually the starboard crank that broke, not the shaft per se. If you observe the crank design, it is a very...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-09-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By Greg Weber
Affordability is a relative thing. What I mean...

Affordability is a relative thing. What I mean is, that there are some things in life so worthwhile that people will experience them whether they can afford it or not. The DQ is in that category....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Greg Weber
WOW! It took only 2 hours and 15 min. for the QOM...

WOW! It took only 2 hours and 15 min. for the QOM to travel from lock 17 to 16. Normal travel time for any other boat is 3 hours. I tried to catch her at 16, but she was too fast for me. It seems...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-27-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,321
Posted By Greg Weber
Franz, as I recall from my working days on the...

Franz, as I recall from my working days on the DQ, Lake Pepin was transited during daylight hours on upbound trips. We typically left St Paul at 7pm or later, so it was dark by the time Pepin was...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-19-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,213
Posted By Greg Weber
Once again, it's all about politics. Remember...

Once again, it's all about politics. Remember when Obama was campaigning up and down the Ohio river valley in '08, proclaiming to be in favor of an exemption for the DQ? How's that work'n out? Now...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-25-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,934
Posted By Greg Weber
By all accounts, the DQ has been a huge success...

By all accounts, the DQ has been a huge success in Chattanooga. Why has there been no apparent effort on the part of that city to retainer her there? Is the intent to just ignore the Hellers and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-21-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,210
Posted By Greg Weber
Judy, Thank you so very much for your posts and...

Judy,
Thank you so very much for your posts and pics, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed them! Please give Pat, Carol and Barb a hug from me. It was just a year ago last week that we were all...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-20-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By Greg Weber
Now, that's the boat that Wayne Heller needs!

Now, that's the boat that Wayne Heller needs!
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-09-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,934
Posted By Greg Weber
Well, I know who to believe. I'll trust Pat Carr...

Well, I know who to believe. I'll trust Pat Carr and Ed Frazier before some idiot in Fla. looking for 80 "hotel rooms"! Visits to S.F. Bay do not equate to sitting in a salt bath 24/7/365, and...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-02-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,901
Posted By Greg Weber
Obviously, she was designed by former Volvo...

Obviously, she was designed by former Volvo engineers from the 1970's. All t- squares, and straight edges. Not a french curve to be found! What would Professor Bates have to say?
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-27-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,934
Posted By Greg Weber
I'm sure it was, Pat. Wish I could have been...

I'm sure it was, Pat. Wish I could have been there. I hope you, Barb and Carrol are still making your periodic TLC visits. Would love to see you all again. Let me know if a summer trip is in the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,934
Posted By Greg Weber
Thanks, Ed. I will make every effort to get back...

Thanks, Ed. I will make every effort to get back down there in the not too distant future. I had hoped that Xanterra would be more proactive toward getting our queen back in operation, certainly no...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-27-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,934
Posted By Greg Weber
I absolutely agree. Chattanooga is the best...

I absolutely agree. Chattanooga is the best place for her to be. The only good reason for moving her would be to put her back in operation. Ed, how busy does the boat appear to be, guest wise? ...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-21-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,959
Posted By Greg Weber
Frank is exactly right, and what a crime it will...

Frank is exactly right, and what a crime it will be if the Badger is forced into premature retirement due to these insane regulations. When one considers the tens of thousands of vehicles carried...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,967
Posted By Greg Weber
Yes indeed! We could all use some news as to...

Yes indeed! We could all use some news as to what the intentions of the new owners are. Visiting the DQ is wonderful, it nourishes the soul, but when aboard, you can't help but feel that she's...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,998
Posted By Greg Weber
She always has, and carried a couple of others...

She always has, and carried a couple of others along the way.
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-19-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By Greg Weber
The mailbox is still there. I wonder about the...

The mailbox is still there. I wonder about the cancellation stamp though.
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By Greg Weber
I can empathize with Judy. As for my wife and I,...

I can empathize with Judy. As for my wife and I, I can't imagine not having an outside cabin (spoiled by the DQ). As far as I can tell, the cheapest would be E, which, regardless of cruise length,...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-14-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,998
Posted By Greg Weber
With all of the understandable euphoria being...

With all of the understandable euphoria being expressed about the re-emergence of the AQ, I would simply note that it would be a shame if this event detracted at all from the goal of ours, which is...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,411
Posted By Greg Weber
Interesting topic. Many were the times my wife...

Interesting topic. Many were the times my wife and I tried to get my mother and her husband to join us for a cruise aboard the DQ. Excuse after excuse as to why they couldn't. So, imagine my...
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