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Date: August 29, 2002 at 18:25:34
From: Captain Mike, [user-119at1j.biz.mindspring.com]
Subject: The Captains Log


It's about 6 pm here at the wharf, and the Delta Queen will be departing in a little over an hour on her SECOND cruise! This short 3 day trip up to Oak Alley Plantation and Baton Rouge was wonderful! On board we had the likes of Doc Hawley, Stan Garvey the author, Jane Greene and other fine folks. I am happy to report that the vessel ran flawlessly! Not a problem to report! After the first nights departure I stood alone out on the dark Texas bow as the deck trembled gently under my feet. I savored the warm, pungent river air as it flowed over the bow of the boat and cascaded away astern. From the Texas lounge came the sounds of music and happy laughter. The clear night sky adorned itself with stars; and I sighed with relief, and warmed with emotion I thought, finally, mission accomplished!
Thank you all for your support, it IS the reason we do these things. I continue to keep my log and hope to post some of it when I return home in a week. Tonight, as you sleep, rest easily; for on a rising river, north of New Orleans, there's a paddlewheeler, and through the night she steams; the full moon glows, the willows wave, as the Delta Queen rolls by.


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