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Bids offered for historic steamboat

The Dallas-based broker for the sale of the historic Delta Queen said "more than a handful" of people with intense interest in the boat met last Friday's bidding deadline.

The 84-year-old National Historic Landmark is currently moored in Chattanooga, Tenn., leased by Leah Ann and Randy Ingram and used as a floating hotel. The Ingrams, who say their "long-term goal" is to return it to American waterways, are among the bidders.

Seattle-based owners Ambassadors International are asking $4.75 million.

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