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After half-decade in dock, Delta Queen could sail again

An act of Congress could be the first step in getting the Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River after a five-year hiatus.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow an exemption from some fire-retardant materials construction requirements for vessels operating within the boundary line of the United States’ inland waterways, according to the Natchez Democrat.

As a riverboat, the Delta Queen has never been more than a mile from shore, but hasn’t toured the Mississippi River since 2008, when the exemption to the 1960 Safety of Lives at Sea Act that allowed it to operate expired.

Natchez tourism director Connie Taunton said city officials have been keeping track of the legislation since it was introduced.

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