- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the defunct Boblo Island amusement park is on its way to its new home in New York.

The Detroit Free Press and The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, report tug boats moved the SS Columbia on Tuesday from a shipyard in Toledo. The boat was there a year for repairs.

The nonprofit SS Columbia Project has spent years working on a multi-million-dollar plan to return the boat to service in the Hudson River Valley. Board member Ian Danic says: “It was spectacular watching the boat go out on the river again.”

The Columbia was launched in 1902. It ferried passengers to Boblo in the Detroit River for decades along with the SS Ste. Claire. The amusement park closed in 1993.

___

Online:

https://www.sscolumbia.org

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide