Delta Queen could move from Chattanooga to Florida

Delta Queen could move from Chattanooga to Florida

April 6th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Staff Photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press The lights of the Delta Queen glow just after twilight in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday.

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The Delta Queen riverboat may be leaving Coolidge Park for warmer waters down in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported a Florida hotelier signed a letter of intent with a 30- to 45-day window to bring the historic riverboat hotel to New Smyrna Beach.

Representatives for the Delta Queen were not immediately available for comment today.

The 285-foot-long riverboat has operated a restaurant and hotel in Chattanooga for the past three years. The Delta Queen is docked near Coolidge Park on the North Shore of the Tennessee River.