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TSS Earnslaw Steamship

4.6/5218 Reviews
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"Boat Tours"
Ranked #3 in Queenstown Can't Miss Attractions
14.6 mi from Gibbston, Queenstown
"If you don't take a steamboat once in Queenstown, you will definitely regret it. More than one hundred and fifty years ago, Queenstown developed rapidly due to the gold rush. Before road traffic was established, shipping on the lake supported the town’s transportation, especially the steamship, which was larger than a sailboat. The vast majority of daily necessities and cargo transportation even carry gold prospectors carrying large amounts of gold. More than one hundred years later, with the opening of the highway, the steamship fleet on the lake has withdrawn from the stage of history, but the Earnslaw, which was launched in the same year as the Titanic, has always remained the same. This year, she welcomed her 104-year-old. birthday. So far, almost no one walks on the pier in Queenstown who will not treat her gracefully. After boarding the ship, I could not wait to go to the middle of the cabin to watch the workers shovel coal into the boiler one by one. You know, this is the only coal-fired steamship in the entire southern hemisphere. What’s fun is that the staff told me, don’t look at the steam boat with billowing black smoke. Although it is actually black, it is not dirty because the black smoke is filtered through layers before it is emitted. For this reason, the steam boat has been awarded an environmental protection Jackpot. When we arrived on the ship, almost everyone ran up to the bow to pose in the classic Titanic style. I couldn't avoid it, and opened my arms to face the cold wind. More than half an hour of sailing, accompanied by endless snow-capped mountains, is really refreshing. On the second day of boarding, I just ran into a double rainbow on the way from Queenstown to Green Lodge. Looking at it again, isn’t it the steamship between the two rainbows? I quickly took out my mobile phone and snapped a beautiful photo of the boat traveling in Nizhong. At that moment, I suddenly felt that this one-hundred-year-old senior beauty, who had witnessed the vicissitudes of the past one hundred years, will surely carry the new century-old story and continue to be beautiful. Earnslaw is not a female classmate without a story."