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In 1989 the Delta Queen, the last of the over-night steam-powered sternwheelers, was designated a National Historic Landmark. Here she is at the Floodwall in Maysville. These are a few images from what could be her last trip here to Maysville as her exempton to the SOLAS will expire on 10/31/08 unless granted another reprieve. Enjoy this short Pano Essay onboard the Steamship Delta Queen.

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The Grand Staircase

Here is the beautiful Grand Staircase that goes from the Forward Cabin Lounge up to the Texas Lounge. The gift shop and Purser’s office are located here also.

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The Texas Lounge

Some might argue that this is the hub of activity while on a cruise.

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The Stern Wheel

Here is a view overlooking the stern wheel from the back corner of the Texas Deck.

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Two Porch Swings

Imagine cruising down the sultry Mississippi River on a warm summer’s evening sitting in one of these porch swings.

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The Pilot House

Here is where the navigation takes place. As you look around you will notice all the “comforts of home.”

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The Orleans Room

This room is the heart of the ship’s nightlife and features a rare ironwood floor. You can notice that the band was rehearsing while I was there getting this image.

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