The Steamer Quincy The Steamer Quincy
The Steamer Quincy

Happy New Year! We begin the Old Boat Column for 2020 with one of the beautiful steamboats operated by the famous Diamond Jo Line, the steamer Quincy. Built at Dubuque,… Read More

Violet Schmerbach Foley, 105, of Andalusia, Ill., died May 6 at Lutheran Living Senior Care in Muscatine, Iowa. She and her husband, Capt. William Foley, were married in 1934 and… Read More

The Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen (S&D) will hold its 80th annual meeting September 13–14 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, Ohio. The event will kick off on Friday… Read More

The Delta King

April 29, 2019

Now that the beloved Delta Queen has received its long-awaited exemption and is well on the way to again traversing the rivers in the foreseeable future, the Old Boat Column… Read More

On June 27, a bill favoring the Delta Queen, introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and supported by Missouri Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill passed the Senate Commerce Committee. Read More