DELTA QUEEN (Steamboat)

30 Robin St. Wharf, New Orleans, Louisiana



One of only two sternwheel passenger boats operating under steam and the sole remaining Western Rivers overnight passenger boat, DELTA QUEEN was built to operate on the Sacramento River in California. In the Second World War she served as a yard ferryboat on San Francisco Bay for the U.S. Navy. After the war she made a hazardous voyage under tow from California, through the Panama Canal, to the Mississippi where she was reconditioned for work on the Western Rivers system. Today DELTA QUEEN is the best known riverboat on the Western Rivers. She carries passengers on overnight cruises over nearly the entire Western Rivers system and serves as a reminder of the time when steamboats carried the people and supplies that opened the West. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 29, 1989

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1970
Reference number
Areas of significance
Commerce; Engineering; Transportation; Maritime History; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current function
Period of significance
Significant year