Kite madness!

Kite madness!

Passenger (and passionate steamboat enthusiast) David Dewey acquired some kites and kindly offered them up for anyone interested. As you can tell from the photo of David wrestling with his, some efforts were more successful than others.

Later that evening, steaming down the river, I took an abandoned kite, made a few strategic modifications and successfully got it aloft. We used to have kite-flying as an activity and gave out logo Delta Queen Steamboat Company kites. Standing back there alone, bundled up against the cold, flying my kite, watching the sun set, I also floated away on a windfall of memories…


Entertainers Traci Vaughn and Fred Bishop.

The Kite Master.

Like the time about 30 guests had kites flying off the back of the boat when someone turned back toward the front and noticed a bridge approaching. Some scurried to real theirs in as others just shrugged in giggling defeat. The kites hit the bridge, slid underneath and 90 percent of them successfully popped out the other side as if the bridge were a mere inconvenience.