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The Delta King is a 285-foot-long paddlewheel steamboat (87 m). The Delta King is the sister ship to the Delta Queen, both christened May 20, 1927, traveling between Sacramento, California and San Francisco, California on 10-hour trips.
In November 1940, the Delta King was converted by the Navy into a receiving ship for naval reservists. In the fall of 1941 the Delta King returned to Stockton, but instead of returning to its regular passenger service it was sold to the Isbrandsten Steamship Co. of New York. The Delta King was to be towed to the East Coast through the Panama Canal for use as excursion boats on the Hudson River.
In 1981 she sank for mysterious reasons while laid up in Richmond, California (SF Bay Area). It was later found the damage was minor, and she was raised and towed to her current location.
Today, the Delta King is permanently moored in Sacramento, California, and is home to a 44-room hotel, award-winning restaurant, and Capital Stage, a resident professional theatre company.