Thursday, November 18, 2010

Delta Queen (updated)

Could the Delta Queen sail the Ohio and Mississippi river systems again? A group called Save the Delta Queen 2010 has submitted a bid to buy the DQ from Ambassadors International and put it back in service as an overnight passenger boat, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.

When I heard a couple of weeks ago that Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., had been defeated in his re-election bid, I wondered what that would mean for the Delta Queen.

A few weeks ago, a friend who lives near Chattanooga sent me some pictures via Facebook of the Delta Queen tied up there. The DQ looks okay there, but she really needs to be moving out and about again.

Here are three photos of the Delta Queen in Chattanooga, courtesy Tina Jarvis Karnes:


Henry M. said...

One of the main opponents to the DQ exemption is Sen. Daniel Inouye and, unfortunately, he is still there. He is a staunch union man and will not let an exemption pass as long as the ship remains non-union. This is why there was no exemption this time.

ohio981 said...

Yeah, I remember Inouye, as he was half the problem with getting the exemption. Who knows, with all the horse trading that will go on next year with each house controlled by different parties, something may happen. Or not.