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Old 05-14-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Default Mississippi Queen Bell Saved for Museum

I just got off the telephone with Scott Fassler, former marine ops director for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company and now with Boland Marine. He requested, received and rescued the bell from the MISSISSIPPI QUEEN before she was towed to the scrapyard and it has been donated to the Howard Steamboat Museum. The donation also includes the transportation of the 700 pound artifact.

The bell will make a fine addition to the DQ paddlewheel shaft exhibit, the Belle of Louisville brig and other steamboat haberdashery that is displayed on the grounds.

Many thanks to Scott for this thoughtful and generous gift to the museum, appropriately at Jeffersonville where the MQ was "born" and where hundreds of steamboats before her slid down the ways of the famed Howard Shipyard.

Stay tuned for further developments.

"Curator Keith"
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