The Delta Queen Is An Eyesore

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One of the reasons we were so excited about moving downtown was to take advantage of the beauty of the waterfront.   I walk downtown with great frequency and feel that the Delta Queen takes away  from the view of Coolidge Park from the south shore and from the view of the  river when I am in the park on the north shore. 

I bet the Delta Queen looks quite majestic sailing down the river, but close up, tied to the bank with the garbage collecting in the river, not so much.   The Delta Queen should not be tied up, stationary in one place, and used as an occasional bar and hotel. The Delta Queen should be doing what stern wheel steamboats were made to do and that is to cruise on the open river.

A wonderful compromise would be for the Delta Queen to call Chattanooga her home port but travel on the river, sharing our treasure with other cities along the Mississippi.

Sincerely,

Ellen Hays


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