Delta King in Canada

Delta King in Canada

Delta King in Canada


The Delta King - sister ship of the Delta Queen - has an intriguing history. Here an excerpt from the Delta King's official web site (click here to read full history at DeltaKing.com):

At the conclusion of the War, the Delta Queen was purchased and taken via the Panama Canal to the Mississippi River where she still serves. The engines of the Delta King were taken for spare parts. The King was shuttled between Canada and California as a derelict with hopes of becoming a floating Ghiradelli Square or Chinese Restaurant dashed at each turn by sinkings and litigations.


Delta King in Canada   Delta King in Canada

Editor's note: The following photos were taken in 1957 in Kittimat, BC, Canada, where the Delta King served as a dormitory for men working at the Alcan Aluminum Plant. Photos generously provided by Thomas Mitchell.


Delta King in Canada

The Alcan Aluminium Plant, Kitimat, BC Canada, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Delta King in background, Kitimat BC, Canada, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Taking in the sun on deck, Ralph Hamilton, Tommy Mitchell and unknown, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Relaxing after work in cabin, onboard Delta King, Kitimat BC, Canada, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Delta King, Kitimat BC, Canada, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Ralph Hamilton and Thomas Mitchell in cabin onboard the Delta King, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Relaxing after shift at Alcan Aluminium Plant, onboard the Delta King at Kittimat, BC Canada, 1957.


Delta King in Canada

Relaxing after work in cabin, onboard Delta King, Kitimat BC, Canada, 1957.






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Delta King in Canada