The Delta Queen docked in Paducah on Wednesday, April 1 for the first time since 2008 en route from Chattanooga to New Orleans to undergo full renovation.
The steamboat departed Chattanooga on Sunday, March 29, where it served as a dockside hotel. The historic vessel will undergo a full renovation before navigating America’s waterways once again in 2016 as an overnight passenger vessel.
From 1946 to 2008, the Delta Queen operated as an overnight cruise vessel along many of America’s prominent river and waterways, including the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Arkansas Rivers. Later on, the vessel functioned as a dockside hotel in Chattanooga, from 2009 until 2014. The Delta Queen is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is classified as a National Historic Landmark. The steamboat has also recently been designated as a National Treasure of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Laura Schaumburg, Marketing Director
Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau