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African Queen II

Owner: Maine Maritime Museum

Area: USA


Open Launch. Construction: Wood.
Built 1925 by John B. McGaffee at Mount Vernon, Maine
Fit out by John T. Fowler
LOA: 34' 0", LWL: 30' 0", Beam: 8' 0", Draft: 2' 6",
White hull, green trim and grey decks. Fantail stern, full length canopy. Wheel steering. 12 kt


VFT Built 1953 by Hodge at Boston, Mass.
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 125 psi, Grate area: 5 sqft, Heating area: 130 sqft,
Knowles auxiliary fp. 2 injectors. Welded steel, 3' dia x 6' high, 225 x ¾" od tubes 2' 9" long. 2 injectors. Aux Blake simplex fp.


Single. 4 1/2" X 6"
Built c187 by Patchett’s at Boston, Mass.
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
450 rpm, 10 IHP, non-condensing.


3 blades, 18" X 30"
Shaft: 1 1/4" steel


Old hull restored and fitted out as steamer by John T. Fowler and Frank Tuttle. 1965 sold to Carl Linnekin and later donated to museum. Driven aground by Hurricane ‘Carol’.

Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

(Owner) 1954