Delta Queen company moves riverboat's home port to Kimmswick, Mo - KMOV.com

Delta Queen company moves riverboat's home port to Kimmswick, Mo.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Owners of the historic Delta Queen announced on Wednesday their decision to move the riverboat's home port to Kimmswick, Missouri.

"It's a beautiful historic town, which fits great with the history of the Delta Queen," said Cornell Martin with the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.

The move is expected to bring 170 jobs and an annual revenue stream of $36 million to Jefferson County.

Officials said three to seven-night cruises along the Mississippi River are scheduled to start by mid-2016.

Delta Queen was built in 1926, and is currently being refurbished in Louisiana.

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