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    Default 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 Greene family and Greene Line Steamers who brought the Delta Queen to the Mississippi River system making her the legend she is today. Captain Mary died 66 years ago today onboard her beloved Steamboat Delta Queen. While she lived in what is now cabin 109, she was moved to 106 a few hours before her passing to accommodate more visitors. Many believe that she still watches over the Delta Queen, and those of us who are stewards of the legacy take comfort knowing that her spirit is still with us. God bless Captain Mary! We hope that you are proud of our current effort to Save your Delta Queen. These photos show Captain Mike Williams and Cornel Martin placing her favorite red roses in cabin 109 and 106 in her memory.
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