The DQ Once Hosted A Presidential Trip The DQ Once Hosted A Presidential Trip
The DQ Once Hosted A Presidential Trip

The recent passing of former first lady Rosalynn Carter brought to mind the fact that for a brief period in 1979 the overnight passenger steamer Delta Queen bore the unofficial… Read More

The Big News

March 5, 2023

While news of vessels like the Coiner, which was detailed in the last column, was common in the issues of The Waterways Journal during 1935, there were also items dealing… Read More

Automobiles By Barge

March 1, 2021

Nearly a century ago, the automobile was coming into vogue as a common means of transportation for the American people. When cars were made affordable thanks to mass production, the… Read More

The Str. Tom Greene

April 18, 2020

In 1923, Greene Line Steamers contracted for the company’s first steel-hulled vessel, built by the Marietta Manufacturing Company at Point Pleasant, W.Va. Constructed for the Cincinnati–Huntington trade, the hull of… Read More

A Chris Greene Christmas

December 17, 2018

The cabin of the Chris Greene decorated for Christmas. (Keith Norrington collection) River historian and WJ correspondent Virginia Bennett (1924–2013) loved to reminisce about her favorite steamboat, the Chris Greene… Read More