Tahoe Queen Paddle-Wheeler To Be Scrapped, Replaced Following August 2016 Fire

CARSON CITY, Nev. (CBS/AP) — Owners have decided that a popular paddle-wheel boat that carried Lake Tahoe sightseers for more than three decades will be scrapped due to damage from a fire last August.

Aramark Lake Tahoe Cruises official David Freireich tells the Nevada Appeal the Tahoe Queen can’t be repaired.

Tahoe-Douglas Fire Marshal Eric Guevin says two of three decks of the 144-foot vessel had substantial damage.

The boat was able to hold up to 300 passengers.

It was out of service due to low the lake water levels and was undergoing welding repairs and painting when it caught fire and burned at a dock in the Zephyr Cove Marina on the lake’s southern end.

Two workers received minor injuries.

The U.S. Coast Guard is still investigating the cause of the fire.

Tahoe Queen Paddle-Wheel Cruise Boat

The Tahoe Queen cruise boat, South Lake Tahoe. (Getty Images)

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE