The Songo River Queen II The Songo River Queen II

History

 

The SONGO RIVER QUEEN I was built in 1970 and cruised continually each season until her tragic demise in October of 1981 when she completely burned at dock down to the water line.

 

The SONGO RIVER QUEEN II was christened on May 29,1982 and was a larger version of the 65 foot SONGO RIVER QUEEN I. Her replacement tapes out at 93 feet long, has a 23 foot beam, and tops the scales at over 100 tons. The SONGO RIVER QUEEN II has been in continuous operation for 47 consecutive years and has a perfect safety record. Rated for 350 passengers, she has two deck levels, a food court and cocktail bar, and restroom facilities. Her season runs from Mother's Day to Halloween and the scenery is constantly changing from season to season.

 

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Click here for video of the Queen's last trip through the swing bridge and the Songo River Lock.