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Re: “Delta Queen riverboat will voyage on Arkansas River

The Delta Queen is safe, has sprinklers in each room, the crew includes licensed fire fighters, and the boat is never more than a few yards from shore - the Safety at Sea laws apply to boats that go to sea - hence the name "Safety at Sea." Up until 2008, the Delta Queen easily won the exemption every time it came up. It was the fault of the corporation that owned her, which cared nothing for American paddlewheel steamboats, that let the exemption go. The corporation then went bankrupt and tried to kill all the paddlewheel boats. They succeeded in killing the Mississippi Queen, but we - the People - saved the Delta Queen, and now she is preparing to go back to the rivers. The Delta Queen is a National Historic Landmark and treasure. We must protect her, and she has to earn her own way - so going back to work is her salvation. She still has to be renovated and get Coast Guard approval, so don't worry about the boat being unsafe - leave that to the Coast Guard and the owners. It is a remarkable machine, built at the height of the technology, when steam engines were made to be safe. Long live the Queen. - Nori Muster steamboats.com

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Posted by steamboats-dot-com on 12/09/2018 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Delta Queen riverboat will voyage on Arkansas River

the Delta Queen is safe, has sprinklers in each room, the crew includes licensed fire fighters, and the boat is never more than a few yards from shore - the Safety at Sea laws apply to boats that go out to sea - hence the name "Safety at Sea." Up until 2008, the Delta Queen easily won the exemption every time it came up. It was the fault of the corporation that owned her, which cared nothing about American steamboats, that let the exemption go. The corporation then went bankrupt and tried to kill all the paddlewheel steamboats. They succeeded in killing the Mississippi Queen, but we - the People - saved the Delta Queen and now she is preparing to go back to work. The Delta Queen is a National Historic Landmark and treasure. We must protect her, and she has to earn her own way - so going back to work on the river is her salvation. She still has to be renovated and get Coast Guard approval, so don't freak out about the boat being unsafe. It is a remarkable machine, built at the height of the technology, when steam engines were made to be safe. Long live the Queen. - Nori Muster

Posted by steamboats-dot-com on 12/09/2018 at 9:46 AM
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