Group Still Hoping To Buy, Restore Delta Queen

A Cincinnati-based group called “Save the Delta Queen 2010” is still looking to buy the 84-year-old steamboat and resume full overnight excursions on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The excursions stopped in 2008 when the boat lost its federal exemption to fire safety regulations.

Spokesperson Vicki Webster says the group submitted a bid to the boat’s current owners to buy the vessel in November, and she hopes for a response this month.