November 6th, 2007

Please Help Save the Delta Queen

Posted by site admin in Blog

This is an important appeal to all John Hartford fans and steamboat enthusiasts that THE DELTA QUEEN is in dire need of your activism NOW to prevent her being sidelined over a technical safety requirement that was enacted mainly for oceangoing vessels and would needlessly remove her valuable historic and educational presence from the river.

There was an article in the Nov. 1st issue of USA Today (section D) about this, then an email came in yesterday from Don Sanders with information and youtube links to a short film which explains the dilemma and how we all can help out (see the following).

To understand the problem and find out how to help, view this excellent two-part short film on youtube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FdD0LYHv2N4

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O-CTFrDCjj4

There is more information available at

http://www.savethedeltaqueen.org

and there is a petition you can sign at

http://www.steamboats.org

Let your congressional state and district reps know this awful loophole must be addressed SOON and that the consequences, if it isn’t, will be dire for the Delta Queen. This ship isn’t just a quaint tour-boat… it’s an incredibly important living museum of our American heritage on the river-ways. For all the folks who keep her running… a HUGE labor of love… and for all Americans who wish to have any idea of what commerce was like in the 19th century, lets do all we can to preserve it!

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  1. Wanda said,

    on September 30th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    To Whom Ever,
    We need the Delta Queen….when I was a very small girl I came to Cincinnati to visit my aunt and uncle and we made it a tradition to ride to Coney Island on the Delta, so please save the Delta so my grandchildren can also one day ride the Delta Queen to Coney.

    Thank You
    Wanda

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