Save the Delta Queen: A private initiative to save the steamboat Delta Queen A private initiative to save the steamboat Delta Queen
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This is why the Delta Queen is more than just an old boat

Aug 27, 2008

Shawn J. Dake, a Delta Queen first-timer, rode the Delta Queen in October 2007 from Nashville to Tuscaloosa. His "Log of the Steamboat Delta Queen, Along the Southern Rivers" is showing like nothing else how much people fall in love with this boat from the first minute. It shows the full impact of removing the Delta Queen from the rivers, what it means to passengers, fans and the local businesses all along the rivers.

Shawn’s log, published at Maritime Matters, is worth reading for every Delta Queen lover — but as well for her opponents to get a feeling on what they’re about to destroy by ignoring the facts, by playing dirty political games, by just being ignorant or apathetic instead of doing the right thing and give this wonderful, historic and absolutely safe boat the well deserved exemption from the Safety at Sea Act.

The world is looking at the Delta Queen

Aug 16, 2008

The world is looking at America, the world is watching the US Congress allowing more than 80 years of American History being destroyed forever, the historic steamboat Delta Queen vanishing from our rivers. The whole world is watching? Yes, almost! I’ve just checked the server statistics for the last 4 weeks and found visitors from the following countries:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Panama
  • Brazil
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Tunesia
  • Senegal
  • Nigeria
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philppines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Going back 3 months of server statistics, there are even more countries where people read about the Delta Queen on

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Slovakia
  • Macedonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Vietnam

Isn’t that something to think about? People all around the world are caring about the Delta Queen. Why doesn’t the US Congress?

Your support is needed!

There is only one way to save the Delta Queen! We need an exemption from the US Congress. Contact your Senators and urge them to support the exemption to save the Delta Queen. Senator George Voinovich of Ohio is going to introduce an exemption bill in the Senate shortly after Labor Day. He need as much Senators to support him as possible to be successful.

Also don’t forget to let your Senators know that the Delta Queen is not a safety issue as claimed by her opponents.