AMERICAN QUEEN At Bollinger Shipyard

AMERICAN QUEEN at Bolllinger Ship Repair, Louisiana. Photo by Greg Brown.
Gazebo lowered atop AMERICAN QUEEN. Photo by Greg Brown.
Gazebo restoration aboard AMERICAN QUEEN at the Bollinger shipyard. Photo by Greg Brown.

Following her tow from the reserve fleet at Beaumont, Texas, the AMERICAN QUEEN arrived safely at the Bollinger Shipyard Thursday night. The vessel will undergo a multi-million dollar refit for her return to service under the banner of newly-formed Great American Steamboat Company in April of 2012. In the interim, air conditioning has been activated to cool the interior and prevent the onset of mold and mildew. Additionally, the funnels have been erected and the gazebo has been returned to its position atop the wheelhouse.

With special thanks to Christopher Kyte.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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