Due to the closure of Cheatham Lock and Dam for maintenance, the Delta Queen could not proceed all the way in to Nashville. The boat instead finished one cruise and began the next today in Clarksville, TN. It is about an hour ride from the Nashville airport, but it worked out alright. All passengers arrived in good spirits, ready to begin an 11-day cruise down the Cumberland River and then up the Ohio River all the way to Pittsburgh. It’s a journey of about 1,100 miles through some beautiful scenery and visiting delightful ports of call.

It’s hard to imagine that there is now less than two months left in the Delta Queen’s season before it will be forced out of service due to lack of Congressional action. My heart is heavy with the thought but I remain committed to savoring every precious moment and giving all my efforts to helping effect another extension on the Delta Queen’s exemption.