Postcards from the Collection of Jack Whitmeyer
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Postcard
Title:
Delta Queen. Postcard from Jack Whitmeyer Collection.
Collection Description:
The Delta Queen is a modern, oil burning, air conditioned, passenger steamer which travels on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Tennessee Rivers to New Orleans, Louisiana, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. — From postcard.
Background Information:
Water travel is a popular form of recreation. Riverboats are designed to sail on any inland waterways. The most popular image of a riverboat is of a 19th century steamship with a large paddle and thin smokestacks, much like the Delta Queen. Today many riverboats operate like cruise ships, offering scenic cruises and onboard entertainment for vactioners.
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