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Mike Woodyard 07-06-2011 07:48 AM

Delta King
 
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Found this interesting photo of the Delta King. I recall the King and Queen having portholes in the hull but the King appears to have windows. Can anyone shed some light on this.[ATTACH]7332[/ATTACH]

Lexie Palmore 07-06-2011 10:28 AM

That is odd. The portholes as I remember them were farther up where the hull flares out to form the guard. I have one of those DQ portholes. A piece of steel is welded into the opening, probably to comply with the CG, then they took them out altogether, so that's how I got one. I will soon make an attempt to remove the piece of steel. We had thought about putting it in a door, but it is extremely heavy.

Wesley Paulson 07-06-2011 06:46 PM

DK Photo - The Smokestack?
 
Dear Steamboaters,

This question comes from Vacation Steamboat School.
Can someone date this photo? Is this post-Alaska, and is that the stack that is still somewhere in California, river and the subject of an earlier post?

Many thanks.

Wesley

Phillip Johnson 07-06-2011 07:29 PM

[QUOTE=Wesley Paulson;26486]Dear Steamboaters,

This question comes from Vacation Steamboat School.
Can someone date this photo? Is this post-Alaska, and is that the stack that is still somewhere in California, river and the subject of an earlier post?

Many thanks.

Wesley[/QUOTE]

David Dewey is the one in the know on this, and I hope he'll correct me if I'm wrong. As I understood the history, both the King and Queen had the portholes, but somewhere along the line, post Kitimat the KING has windows cut into her hull? Which were later covered back over, and these larger openings were a big contributor to one or both of her sinkings.

I may be wrong on that, and the reason I say that is today the King has portholes in place, and one would assume they would just have plated over the windows and not spent the extra money to put portholes back in.

As to the stack, that is indeed the same stack that is in Isleton, CA being used as some sort of storage shed. There is a photo of it floating around somewhere.

Judy Patsch 07-06-2011 09:04 PM

DK history
 
Here is a great DK history which Paul Penta originally posted. In it is the picture on this thread with the caption: Notice the windows in the hull.
[url]http://maritimematters.com/2010/06/the-delta-king-california’s-monarch-by-shawn-j-dake/[/url]

Mike Woodyard 07-06-2011 09:59 PM

date
 
this is post Alaska. July 1969.

Judy Patsch 07-06-2011 10:33 PM

Stack photo
 
Here is the stack photo which Wesley posted a while back:
[url=http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38409564]Panoramio - Photo of Smokestack from the old Delta King paddlewheeler[/url]

Pete Sisak 07-06-2011 10:33 PM

When I spent a long weekend on the Delta king about 9 years ago, I recall portholes still being present when I was given a tour of the boat by one of it's employees

David Dewey 07-07-2011 02:21 AM

HI all,
Been busy at the National S Gauge train convention in Sacramento.
Yes, that's a photo of the DK tied up at, I believe, the west side of the Sacramento river just below the Tower Bridge, and 1969 seems about right.
Someone cut the windows in when she was in the Stockton area, and yes, that did lead to her sinking for many months at Rio Vista a few years later. I believe that when she was at Rio Vista the boilers and the stack were removed. The stack went across the river to Isleton, where it is still, serving as a storage shed.
Hope this helps some. I didn't dig into records to check exact dates, so y'all will have to trust my "state-of-the-art" RIM memory unit. (RIM=Randomly Inaccessible Memory)
Later, must get sleeeep so can get up early and try to beat morning rush into Sac.
S'
David D.

David Dewey 07-07-2011 02:24 AM

PS, Yes, as part of the restoration, they did put portholes back in--the did do some amazingly detailed restoration work on her (him?)
S'
DD


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