BOATS




RACE
DATE victor listed first MASTER MATE PILOT ENGINEER PERFESSOR course distance time/speed margin of victory NOTES
April 30, 1963 Delta Queen Ernest Wagner Clarke Hawley

E.J. Quinby Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island - 13.03.06
3 miles

Belle of Louisville Paul Underwood Fred McCandless Owens Dave Crecelius no calliope ! and return



April 28, 1964 Belle of Louisville Paul Underwood Alan Bates Charlie Duncan Dave Crecelius Alan Bates Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
100 feet

Delta Queen Ernest Wagner


E.J. Quinby and return



April 27, 1965 Delta Queen




Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06



Belle of Louisville Paul Underwood Alan Bates Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius C.W. Stoll and return



Juni 1, 1966 Delta Queen




same with handicap start for "Belle" 13.03.06

not held during Derby Week owing to high water

Belle of Louisville Paul Underwood Alan Bates Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius Homer Denney




1967 no race due to the Belle's Fintube problem




none



April 30, 1968 Delta Queen Ernest Wagner



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island - 13.03.06



Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher Archie Johnson Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius Shirley Burwinkle and return



April 29, 1969 Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher
Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius Shirley Burwinkle Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island - 13.03.06



Delta Queen Ernest Wagner



and return



April 28, 1970 Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher
Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius Shirley Burwinkle Cox Park - up to Six Mile Island - down to 01.10.00
200 feet first instance of "assigned lanes"

Delta Queen Ernest Wagner

Cal Benefiel winner head of Towhead Island - up to Cox Park


Belle IN side, Queen KY side
April 27, 1971 Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher
Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius Keith Norrington none




by default









Mai 3, 1972 Belle of Louisville Clarke Hawley
Harris Underwood Dave Crecelius Keith Norrington Head of Towhead Island - up to Harrod's 01.10.00

first appearance of 'scapes on Belle

Delta Queen Ernest Wagner Don Sanders
Cal Benefiel Vic Tooker Creek - down to Cox Park



Mai 1, 1973 Delta Queen Ernest Wagner
Art Zimmer

Big Four Bridge - up to Six Mile Island - 09.05.06
1200 feet Belle ran in chute behind Six Mile Island

Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher

Dave Crecelius Keith Norrington down to Louisville Water Company



Mai 1, 1974 Delta Queen Ernest Wagner
C.S. Ware

Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island - 11.07.06
2600 feet first use of Queen's bowthruster

Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher Joe LeBoeuf Hawley, Larkin Dave Crecelius Keith Norrington down to Beargrass Creek



April 30, 1975 Belle of Louisville Charles Brasher

Dave Crecelius
Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06

first use of towboats in turnaround

Julia Belle Swain Dennis Trone



and return




Delta Queen Ernest Wagner








April 28, 1976 Julia Belle Swain Dennis Trone
Ken Vaughn
Dwayne Estes Six Mile Island - down to Clark Bridge 06.05.06 37 min, 75 feet

Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin Alan Bates Wally Blice Dave Crecelius


10.5 mph


Delta Queen Ernest Wagner
Louden, Palmore






Mai 4, 1977 Delta Queen Ernest Wagner John Hanna Harry Louden Jeane Bryeans
Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06 1 hr 15 min 900 feet Belle and Queen both used towboat-assist at turn

Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin



and return
10.6 mph


Julia Belle Swain Dennis Trone








Mai 3, 1978 Delta Queen Ted Davisson
Harry Louden

Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06



Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin Mike Fitzgerald Wally Blice
Mike Hogan and return



Mai 2, 1979 Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin
Wally Blice Art Rees Mike Hogan Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
400 feet

Delta Queen Ted Davisson
Lexie Palmore

and return



April 30, 1980 Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin


Mike Hogan none




by default









April 29, 1981 Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin
Hughes, Decker
Mike Hogan Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06 1 hr 17 min 3500 feet

Delta Queen Jim Blum
Lexie Palmore

and return
10.4 mph

April 28, 1982 Natchez Clarke Hawley
Gale, Hammett
Clarke Hawley Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06



Delta Queen Jim Blum



and return




Belle of Louisville Charles Larkin
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos




Juni 5, 1983 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
1200 feet not held during Derby Week owing to high water

Delta Queen Harold DeMarrero



and return



Mai 2, 1984 Delta Queen




Clark Bridge - up to Cox Park 01.08.00

bomb threat made against Belle

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return



Mai 1, 1985 Delta Queen Harold DeMarrero
Ben Bennett

Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
2500 feet

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return



April 30, 1986 Delta Queen Harold DeMarrero



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
400 feet

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return



April 29, 1987 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
3100 feet mysterious towboat ran off Queen's stern throughout

Delta Queen Harold DeMarrero



and return



Mai 4, 1988 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06

mysterious yacht anchored in Queen's path at turn point

Delta Queen Gabe Chengery



and return



Mai 3, 1989 Delta Queen Gabe Chengery



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06



Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return



Mai 2, 1990 Delta Queen Gabe Chengery
Norman Hillman

Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
2000 feet

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes,Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return



Mai 1, 1991 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes,Decker
Travis Vasconcelos Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06 1 hr 30 min


Delta Queen John Davitt



and return
8.9 mph

April 29, 1992 Delta Queen John Davitt



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06 1 hr 15 min 1300 feet

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return
10.6 mph

April 28, 1993 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06



Delta Queen




and return



Mai 4, 1994 Delta Queen John Davitt



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06 1 hr 21 min one mile

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos and return
9.9 mph

Mai 3, 1995 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker
Travis Vasconcelos



won via the "first stern under the bridge" ruling

Delta Queen Mike Monaghan

John Kilbert





Mai 1, 1996 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Hughes, Decker

Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 06.05.06
1600 feet turn eliminated due to high water

Delta Queen









April 30, 1997 Delta Queen Clarke Hawley

Marvin Rossi
Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
one mile

Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald



and return



April 29, 1998 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald
Charlie Decker

Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06

first event after Belle's foundering

Delta Queen Mike Monaghan



and return



April 28,1999 Spirit of Jefferson Mark Doty



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06

Belle defaulted due to boiler problem

Delta Queen Clarke Hawley



and return



Mai 3, 2000 Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06
100 feet

Delta Queen Mike Williams



and return



Mai 2, 2001 Delta Queen Mike Williams









Belle of Louisville Mike Fitzgerald








Mai 1, 2002 Belle of Louisville Kevin Mullen



Big Four Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 09.05.06



Belle of Cincinnati Alan Bernstein



down to Louisville Water Company


BofC crew held up by "bandits" prior to start
April 30, 2003 Delta Queen







a few feet

Belle of Cincinnati Alan Bernstein









Belle of Louisville Kevin Mullen








April 28, 2004 Belle of Cincinnati Alan Bernstein



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island 13.03.06



Belle of Louisville Kevin Mullen



and return




Delta Queen Mike Williams








Mai 4, 2005 Belle of Cincinnati Alan Bernstein



Clark Bridge - up to Six Mile Island

120 feet BofC master held up by "tax paperwork" prior to start

Belle of Louisville Kevin Mullen



down to Big Four Bridge



Mai 3, 2006