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I'm a native Californian, & was sad when the Queen moved east. Little did I know I would follow her east in my senior years! I heard of the Queen's dilemma on a local NPR station, when an entertainer mentioned her before singing a song he composed. I don't remember who he is but I sure remember her! LET"S SAVE THE QUEEN!!!!

Added: December 4, 2011
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We should be very grateful that the DQ has such a wonderful place to live out her days. She is too old for over night cruises. Anyone with enough money to buy her will likely have enough business sense to know it wouldn't be profitable. Maybe when the DQ MQ and AQ were all owned by the same company, maybe then something could have ben done, day cruises at New Orleans or something. If they'd have kept the AQ down south and used her for gaming, then maybe she'd would have made enough money to have kept the MQ afloat for passenger tours. The fate of the MQ was unspeakable. Let's just be happy that we have the AQ back on the rivers, and the DQ sitting pretty on the TN River.

Added: October 28, 2011
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We have just lost the beautiful paddle steamer Lincoln Castle here in the UK due to red tape and short sightedness. We should be looking to preseve our heritage as a WORKING memorial to our glorious past and an education and experience for our descendents.

Added: October 23, 2011
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There are very few steamboats like the''Delta Queen'' left. Let us save her!

Added: October 23, 2011
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Anybody even near my age knows about the history and folklore of the Delta Queen, one of the United States
biggest historical assets. The very connection of one of this countries most beloved writers, Samuel Clemens
(Mark Twain), is part of her legacy.

Taking a excursion on this Historic Vessel, is a life-time experience and is intrinsic with the history of the United State of which we live and love. "God Save The
Delta Queen".


Added: August 21, 2011
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I think that it is a shame to have a vessel with so much rich history behind her dry docked because of political b.s. The delta queen is living history, she should be on the river like she has been all of her life,put her back on the river with 49 sleeping passengers ,that would be following the so called rules of solas,if the delta queen was mine I would probably go broke with my 49 passengers but I would enjoy it still having the satisfaction of knowing I tried!!!S.O.S

Added: January 31, 2011
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I want to say, that I greatly want "Steam Ships and Paddle Wheelers". To stay alive! They are part of history and it is something as humans to want to touch historic items and feel their energies as well. These items for review are worth saving for many reasons. The delta Queen currently resides here, in Chattanooga. And I hope she stays. when I was young I would wait for her majesty to come to town and always marvel at her size and grace of history.
And I want the chance to stay aboard as a passenger. Hopefully for my Anniversary! :!beer:


Added: January 15, 2011
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In the summer of 2007\8? we stayed on the Delta Queen for 6 never to be forgotton nights. It was a Civil War cruise from Chattanooga to Memphis. We stayed in a tiny cabin on the top deck. We had assumed everybodies cabin was similar as we got little information from the booking agent. On visiting Pricess Margarets cabin we realised that we could have done it in style. We made friends with many Americans some we are still in touch with and they all saw our shoe box cabin. With hindsight we still would have stayed in the shoe box as it gave ourselves and others so much enjoyment. Never to be forgoten was the Pecan Pie and the Bread and Butter pudding we seemed to be doused with more and more whiskey each night. Her demise is disgraceful.

Added: December 21, 2010
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Having lived along the Mississippi since 1973, I have so enjoyed over the years all three Queens, as they majestically came into view and docked in our town for those on board to visit for a bit. It was a stunning, exhilarating event every time. How sad to hear of the demise of 2 of the Queens, and how very important to save the Delta Queen! Let's see her regain her majesty again on the river.

Added: December 17, 2010
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I have been on the Delta Queen recently and loved the whole experience. The whole boat is built with years and years of history that we should want to save and not destroy. Its the last steamboat of its kind and saving it will allow many more years for younger generations to learn and actually see the history and beauty behind it.

Added: December 4, 2010
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