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Key Largo in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

African Queen

 
 
African Queen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 11, 2015
1. African Queen Marker
Inscription. The African Queen vessel was created in 1912 and is on the American National Historic Register. Her boiler is custom made and is historically correct and her steam engine is from 1896. She was restored in 2012 and has to be meticulously maintained in order to preserve her.

All donations are greatly appreciated and will contribute towards her preservation for generations.
 
Location. 25° 5.758′ N, 80° 26.295′ W. Marker is in Key Largo, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 100) north of Laguna Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker and boat are located at the Holiday Inn Docks. Driving north on US 1, a road sign on the right side indicates the turn-off for the African Queen. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo FL 33037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tavernier (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Florida Keys Memorial (approx. 17.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the African Queen. Promotional website for African Queen cruise (Submitted on May 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
African Queen image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 11, 2015
2. African Queen
 

2. The African Queen (film). Wikipedia description of the movie. (Submitted on May 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. African Queen
This tiny boat is dwarfed by surrounding yachts. I wouldn't go into the ocean in it, but the captain offers cruises into the choppy Atlantic, propelled by its century-old boiler.
    — Submitted May 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.

 
Categories. EntertainmentWaterways & Vessels
 
African Queen Boiler image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 11, 2015
3. African Queen Boiler
African Queen image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 11, 2015
4. African Queen
African Queen at Dock image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 11, 2015
5. African Queen at Dock
African Queen Film Poster image. Click for full size.
6. African Queen Film Poster
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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