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The Queen II returns to Lake Okoboji


After a season of hibernation ashore — and some much-needed refurbishing to the hull — the Queen II is back on the waters of Lake Okoboji. The vintage steamboat was commissioned in 1986, after the 89-year run of the original Queen ended in 1983. When she first launched in Arnolds Park, the Queen II was dubbed the "Flagship of the Iowa Navy." (Photos by Stewart Chisham)


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