This historic vessel was crafted in 1912 for service in Africa by the East Africa British Railways. It wasn't until 1951 that The African Queen because famous in the film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. She remained in Africa until 1968 and was then brought to the United States and served in San Francisco, Oregon, and Florida and has remained in Key Largo ever since 1982. In 2012 she was registered as a National Historic site. In 2011, Captain Lance Holmquist and his wife, Suzanne, took over for The African Queen to restore and operate it for others to enjoy for years to come. The restorations to get The African Queen back to her glory days has cost nearly $70,000.