Canon 5D MKII ISO 1600, Rollei HFT 55mm f1.4 Prime Lens at f1.4
Image taken in the lower dining room on The Delta Queen, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The renown classic rock song “Proud Mary” written by American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Fogerty, was written about this vessel.
The Delta Queen and her identical twin the Delta King – called the million dollar boats – were fabricated from 1924 to 1927 on the River Clyde at the William Denny & Brothers Ltd., in California Dumbarton, Scotland and assembled that same year at Banner Island Shipyard in Stockton. The machinery was built by William Denny & Brothers Ltd., Dumbarton, Scotland. The paddlewheel shaft and the cranks were forged at Krupp Stahlwerke AG, Germany. The boats were completed on May 20, 1927.