Jan 5, 2009

Delta Queen nominated as endangered historic site

I had a chance to see it when it was in Vicksburg. I hope they are able to save it.
The historic riverboat Delta Queen has been nominated to become one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

Landing on the exclusive annual list could save the steamboat from likely decay.

The 82-year-old sternwheeler is scheduled to shut down because Congress has refused to grant another exemption from a federal law that bans more than 50 overnight passengers on boats that are largely made of wood. The exemption expired on Oct. 31.

Read more here.

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