The Queen is dead

Byline: | Category: Culture | Posted at: Tuesday, 25 November 2008

The Democratic Congress, bowing to union demands, has scuttled the last remaining original steam sternwheeler.  Since her  operating costs are so high, the Delta Queen might not even be a museum piece. 

She survived 84 years and even service in World War II . . . but not the 110th Congress.

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One Response to “The Queen is dead”

  1. Nori Muster Says:

    The Campaign to Save the Delta Queen will continue into the new year. The boat will be saved. The boat will run with union crews. Please encourage the current owners to sell the boat to us and we will save her. We do not want to buy all their paddlewheelers – only the Delta Queen. You can follow the progress of the Save the Delta Queen Campaign at Steamboats.com.