Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Delta Queen Corporate Headquarters, Restaurant Open in Kimmswick

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Delta Queen Corporate Headquarters, Restaurant Open in Kimmswick

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KIMMSWICK * A new restaurant and the corporate offices of the Delta Queen Steamboat Co. have opened in this Jefferson County river town, but the historic boat is still barred from carrying overnight passengers on the Mississippi River until Congress acts.

An exemption to the Safety of Life at Sea Act, a federal law that prohibits overnight excursions on wooden vessels, is needed before the Delta Queen can carry passengers.

One year ago, Cornell Martin, president and chief executive of Delta Queen Steamboat Co., came to Kimmswick to formally announce that the town of about 150 people a popular spot among tourists for its shops and historic buildings would be the Delta Queen's port and headquarters. He had hoped then to secure the exemption by the end of 2015, which didn't happen. …

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