The Carolina Sternwheeler was an impressive paddle boat that docked in Plantation Square for the park's first 30 years. This relaxing trip for up to 400 passengers would take you by each of the park's 7 themed areas. Music was provided on board by the Dixieland Band. The water in the lagoon was only 6 feet deep and the boat traveled on a rail beneath the water. Sadly, the Sternwheeler was removed after the 2003 season for the additon of a new flying coaster named Nighthawk (formerly known as BORG Assimilator)
Take a photographic journey on the Carolina Sternwheeler :: HERE ::

Overview - side by side comparison with, and without the Sternwheeler.

Last known photo of the Carolina just days before it was splintered.