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It hasn't been too long since I again watched the movie African Queen. I wonder what the brand of the engine in the boat (S/L Livingstone ??) was/is. Always liked the sound it made. I don't know if the engine shown in the boat was ever fired up and operated or if they just dubbed in the sound. Allie
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Found this on the internet
The African Queen (1951) Trivia;
The African Queen was actually the L.S. Livingston, which had been a working diesel boat for 40 years; the steam engine was a prop and the real diesel engine was hidden under stacked crates of gin and other cargo. It is now docked next to the Holiday Inn in Key Largo, FL, just off US Highway 1.
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About 10 years ago my wife and I drove down to key west. On the way
I stopped at the dock where the African queen was docked. To my dissapointment the dock was closed the boat was not there and the sign posted
Said the boat was getting a new boiler installed. As Herman Munster
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