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Great American Steamboat’s American Queen arrives in Memphis for christening

The Great American Steamboat Company’s American Queen arrived in its homeport of Memphis today after her first voyage up the Mississippi River since 2008. The U.S.-flagged steamboat was welcomed to the revitalized Beale Street Landing marking the return of…

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Sad: Delta Queen to become floating hotel

Delta Queen Ambassadors International announced today that they have chartered the historic Delta Queen to Harry Phillips, owner of Chattanooga Water Taxi and Fat Cat Ferry in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to act as caretaker. Ambassadors said the paddlewheeler will operate as a boutique hotel and will be preserved in its current state. Read for more details…

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Delta Queen may become floating hotel

It looks like another cruise queen is about to become a floating hotel. Ambassadors International, owner of the Delta Queen, said it is in talks to lease the vessel for use as a hotel. But there’s a catch, the lease would be subject to a sale to operate the vessel as an overnight cruise passenger vessel and that would require a congressional exemption. Read for more…

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Save the Delta Queen

The Delta Queen is the last remaining example of the thousands of paddle-wheel steamboats that once traveled America’s waterways and it’s about to be put out to pasture because of politics. Find out why and how we must save this great American treasure.

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