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Delta Queen and Delta King

Both built and engined by William Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton in 1924. Stern-wheel steamboats that were prefabricated and shipped in pieces to Stockton, California, in 1926. They were destined for the sacramento river service between Sacramento and San Francisco. At the time they were the most lavishly appointed and expensive stern-wheelers ever commissioned. Due to a new highway between the two cities both were laid up, and later Delta Queen was put into service out of New Orleans. In 2011 she started cruising the Mississippi. The Delta King is permanently moored at Sacramento as a floating hotel. Delta Queen was listed on the US National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and Delta King received the same honour  in 1978.

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