Hornblower Cruises’ Tahoe Queen Grounding Lake Tahoe California – Hornblower Cruises’ Tahoe Queen grounding near Thomas F Regan Beach S Lake Tahoe, California with nearly 300 passengers aboard. Hornblower Cruises’ Tahoe Queen ran aground at around 1530 hours on Monday, August 4, 2014, near the shore of Thomas F Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe, California with nearly 300 passengers aboard.
The Tahoe Queen, had embarked from her home port at Ski Run Marina, with 296 passengers and 14 crew members aboard, when the paddle wheel cruise ship grounded about 600 yards from shore, in an area of the lake known well for its shallow water. .
The United States Coast Guard were notified and responded to the grounding to rescue passengers and some crew. The rescue operation took about three and half hours, with some crew staying aboard the grounded cruise ship.
Divers arrived on Tuesday to inspect the hull.