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Marine Royalty “Red Coats”

 
 
Marine Royalty "Red Coats" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Marine Royalty "Red Coats" Marker
Inscription. On July 2, 1996, the City of Paducah was visited by marine royalty. All three of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company's boats docked simultaneously at the Port of Paducah. The Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen frequent this community where they are enthusiastically welcomed by the volunteer organization of men and women who represent Paducah and McCracken County ~ the Paducah Ambassador. The "Red Coats" create an extravagant panorama of color on the waterfront for the landings and departures of the majestic queens. The Ambassador program was inaugurated by Mayor Gerry B. Montgomery in January of 1988.
 
Erected by Sponsored by: Jim Grisham in memory of Jo Grisham.
 
Location. 37° 5.252′ N, 88° 35.622′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christening the Towboat Eleanor (here, next to this marker); The Pilothouse (here, next to this marker); Wheel Repair (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Marine Supply and Service
Marine Royalty "Red Coats" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Marine Royalty "Red Coats" Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Bicentennial of Paducah (a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds (a few steps from this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Delta Queen. The Delta Queen is 285 feet long (86.9 m), 58 feet (17.7m) wide, and draws 11.5 feet (3.5m). She weighs 1,650 tons (1,676 metric tons), with a capacity of 176 passengers. Her cross-compounded steam engines generate 2,000 indicated horsepower (1,500 kW), powering a stern-mounted paddlewheel. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. American Queen. The American Queen is the third "Queen" from the former Delta Queen Steamboat Company and is propably the largest steamboat ever built. She was built in 1994 by McDermott Shipyard and launched in 1995 at an approximate cost of $60 million. Her steam engine are from the U.S. dredge Kennedy. As the paddle wheels are to small to move the large boat in every situation, there are two additional propellers which can be used
Marine Royalty "Red Coats" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Marine Royalty "Red Coats" Marker
if necessary. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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