Originally Posted by TBW
Remember the movie
"The African Queen".
Wonderful film! But the boat called the S/L Livingstone is hardly to the OP's requirements. I'll write this in the current
tense because the boat is still with us. Either 30 or 33 feet long, like another famous boat built in 1912 and constructed with riveted steel
(welding was only an infant). She was portrayed in the film as having a Brady steam engine
, but in reality the steam engine
was a prop, and she was fitted with a diesel
for the film.
These days the boat is based in the Florida Keys
and I understand available for hire after being restored.
Some articles refer to a half size boat built especially for specific scenes in the film. I've not been able to substantiate this as fact.
There's also a report of another S/L Livingstone in this article
. I wonder about the authenticity. Perhaps someone may have further knowledge.
Sure, a little topic creep, but it's fun.