published Monday, February 17th, 2014

Delta Queen riverboat shut down indefinitely due to water damage

The historic riverboat parked in front of Coolidge Park has been shut down indefinitely.

The Delta Queen has been closed since late January when surprise snow and freezing temperatures pelted the Southeast, damaging several pipes that froze onboard, employees confirmed.

A front desk employee on the Delta Queen couldn't give a time frame for when the repairs would be finished. He referred questions to the manager or owner. Neither of them could be reached for comment.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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