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King and Queen of the River : The Legendary Paddle-Wheel Steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen

Garvey, Stan

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ISBN 10: 0964251337 / ISBN 13: 9780964251335
Published by U.S.A.: River Heritage Press, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: King and Queen of the River : The Legendary ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: River Heritage Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is the remarkable story of paddle-wheel steamers Delta King and Delta Queen, California'slast and most beloved riverboats. Since moving to the Mississippi and Ohio over half a century ago, the Delta Queen has become the world's most famous steamboat. Born in the Roaring Twenties, these historic vessels carried passengers nightly between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1927 to 1940. They offered romantic overnight cruises with dining, dancing and jazz. After serving the U.S. Navy in World War II, they went their separate ways--the Queen through the Panama Canal to America's heartland and the King to Canada where for seven years it was stranded on dry ground. The Delta Queen found fame and fortune in her new life on rivers of the Midwest and South--and still operates there today. In sharp contrast, the Delta King suffered 40 years of hardship, gloom, heartbreak--with sinkings, landlocking, fires, and piracy. Finally, the King was restored at Sacramento as a beautiful floating hotel. This is truly a tale of "riches to rags to riches." Through lively interviews, anecdotes, photos, maps, and lyrical prose, King & Queen of the River covers the unknown story of these legendary steamboats from the Roaring Twenties to the 1990s.

About the Author:

Upon taking early retirement from Sunset Magazine more than a decade ago, California-born author Stan Garvey went full-time researching the history of the famed Delta twins. After searching countless archives, reviewing hundreds of photos, and interviewing former crew members and scores of passengers from the boats' vintage years, he spent four years writing the book. It's the definitive work on the Delta King and Delta Queen.

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