Built in the UK in 1912, this riveted steel charcoal-burning Steamboat was made narrow to navigate canals and rivers. She began her career shuttling cargo, mercenaries, missionaries, and hunters on the Roku River in the Congo, similar to the storyline of the Academy Award-winning classic The African Queen (1952), for which the boat was named.
After many travels and a major restoration, it made sense to bring the boat to Key Largo, the name of Bogart’s 1948 film that was also directed by John Huston.
So come down to mile marker 100 and have a seat as the steam pressure builds to go on a cruise along the port Largo Canal to the Atlantic Ocean. Ask the captain to man the helm and toot the iconic whistle for a 90-minute cruise.
The boat only holds six passengers, so book your tickets online and take a ride where Bogey and Hepburn spent time falling in love.
David Garland FL Key Largo Sep 18, 2022 Back in Time Movies