Congressional Representative Leanora Sullivan meets with Bill Muster (to her right), Steedman Hinckley all the way to the left, and another Delta Queen executive to discuss steamboat construction. Unknown photographer.
DELTA QUEEN STORIES
ONA stories by Al Quack
by Al Quack
Coca Cola Bottling Company of New York
agreed in principle last Friday to the
acquisition of ONA by Coke of New York.
In April of 1974, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company bought out Overseas National Airways, consequently saving the refurbishment of the Mississippi Queen. The boat, which was under construction by the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, had enormously overrun budget estimates. Projected costs for the construction plans were about $27 million. In addition, parent company Overseas National Airways had suffered two catastrophic plane crashes. Coca-Cola's purchase of the company ensured plans for the Mississippi Queen would be carried out.