Dust jacket notes: "One of the last of the old time riverboats, the DELTA QUEEN is still running, ready to take you on a sentimental journey on the Mississippi and Ohio. The author and her husband, Captain Tom Greene added the QUEEN to the family fleet, bringing her from California where she had served as a passenger and freight vessel on the Sacramento River. Since that trying experience there have been countless memorable cruises, and land excursions to sights and cities along the river, the suspense of near-disasters, a mortgage, drydockings and other financial hurdles, some real personalities, and a lot of funny mixups and pranks along with the scheduled entertainment aboard. Former passengers may remember the chlorine barge scare, bridges and locks at flood time, going down the river sideways, paddle wheel problems, the steam calliope, a stowaway at Derby time, the opera singer and the mouse, and the unfortunate fate of a cat and a hoot owl. Mrs. Greene took over the rewarding as well as challenging job of managing the DELTA QUEEN after Captain Tom's death in 1950. After twenty-three years of sharing the joys of a more leisurely means of transportation with Americans from as far away as Alaska, she has written this book to share her river experiences with even more thousands. the QUEEN has already had nationwide publicity from a five-year Congressional battle to exempt her from the ruling requiring overnight passenger ships to have steel superstructures - so far the efforts to 'save the QUEEN' have been successful. This book gives a taste of real riverboat life to all who have a feeling of nostalgia for days and ways gone by."
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Book Description Hastings House, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110803842864
Book Description Hastings House. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0803842864 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1307854