Throughout American steamboat history,
these noble boats have played a role in mail delivery.
The back of this post card reads:
"Greetings: This post card was carried aboard the LADY GRACE from Wheeling to Chrleston, W. Va., June 20-24, 1963, by authority of the U.S. Post Office Department Washington, D.C., and is sent to you with the best wishes of your organization, Sons and Duaghters of Pioneer Rivermen."
On Sept 27, 1971, the Delta Queen became an official letter carrier of the U.S. Postal Service. This exhibit is a collection of first day covers and enclosures carried aboard the Delta Queen.
First day Delta Queen carries mail, signed by Steamboat Captain.
First day cover of Tom Sawyer stamp, carried on the Delta Queen and signed by Steamboat Captain.
First day of Tom Sawyer stamp, carried on the Delta Queen.