The African Queen sets sail again

Steve Bogart, son of actor Humphrey Bogart, steers the original African Queen, the original vessel from director John Huston's classic 1951 film of the same name, on a canal April 12, 2012 in Key Largo, Florida.. The 30-foot boat built in 1912 that carried the actor Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, has been refurbished to provide Florida Keys visitors an opportunity to ride the cinema icon. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images

Steve Bogart, son of actor Humphrey Bogart, steers the African Queen, the original vessel from director John Huston's classic 1951 film of the same name, on a canal April 12, 2012, in Key Largo, Fla.
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(CBS/AP) Stephen Bogart, the son of actor Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, helped re-launch the newly restored African Queen riverboat that appeared in the classic 1951 movie of the same name starring his father and Katherine Hepburn.

Stephen Bogart, who lives in Naples, Fla., was present during event on Thursday for the vessel registered as a national history site.

Keys sailing charter operators Lance and Suzanne Holmquist inked an agreement with the 100-year-old boat's owner and invested some $70,000 to restore the boat.

Next week, the Homquists are to begin daily curises for Keys visitors from Holiday Inn Key Largo.

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