The Delta Queen: Last of the Paddle Wheel Palaces by Tassin

The Delta Queen: Last of the Paddle Wheel Palaces

Tassin
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Details

  • ISBN
    9780882893075 / 0882893076
  • Title The Delta Queen: Last of the Paddle Wheel Palaces
  • Author Tassin
  • Category Ships & Shipping: General Interest
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 1982
  • Pages 96
  • Publisher
    Pelican Publishing Company
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 184mm x 7mm x 284mm

Annotation

With a brief essay and vintage photographs tracing the history of steamboating on the Mississippi and its tributaries, the second section focuses on the the history of the Delta Queen.

Publisher Description

“The many photographs and prints record a page of American history that has passed from the scene, and the pictures of the Queen show her to be a worthy inheritor to the noble tradition. . . . for those who have not, it will serve as a memento of a proud heritage of a nearly vanished bit of Americana.” The Tennessean This book opens with a brief essay and vintage photographs tracing the history of steamboating on the Mississippi and its tributaries. The second section focuses on the Delta Queen herself; in photographs and text it outlines how she came to be, with her hull fabricated in Scotland, her wheel shafts forged in Germany, and her decks and cabins constructed in California. It also documents the different facets of her character and the fifteen cities to which she continues to bring the grandeur of a bygone age. The final section presents the diary account by one passenger of the “Good Times Jazz Cruise” held in the fall of 1972. The photos taken on this memorable trip will evoke all the magical sentiment that is part of a journey on the Delta Queen. For many years the only overnight passenger steamboat remaining on America's waterways (she now shares this distinction he sister, the Mississippi Queen), the Delta Queen continues to preserve a unique aspect of Americana.

Author Biography

Myron Tassin is the author of books on the history and culture of Louisiana.

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