NATCHEZ — The Delta Queen could resume her reign of the Mississippi next summer.
The Delta Queen made its final tour of the Mississippi River in 2008 after the federal government ended an exemption to the 1960 Safety of Lives at Sea Act that allowed the wooden vessel to operate.
The Natchez Democrat reports a piece of legislation has made its way out of the U.S. House Transportation Committee that would allow the historic vessel to resume river cruises if the bill passes through Congress.
Natchez Mayor Butch Brown said the chance to have the Delta Queen returning to Natchez was something that many people have worked on for a long time and is “truly a phenomenal feat.”
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