- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A riverboat that for years carried passengers on a northern Indiana river until it developed a leak is headed back to the water.

The Elkhart Truth reports (https://bit.ly/28Jh1t5 ) that the Elkhart River Queen is scheduled to be hoisted back into the St. Joseph River by a crane on Tuesday after months of fundraising and repairs. Save the Queen group project manager Tom Shoff says the hull, which had rusted through in spots, is fixed after the group raised $75,000 for repairs.

Shoff says the nonprofit group is continuing to raise money to repair the outside top deck of the ship. He says those repairs will cost about $25,000. He says the River Queen will make its public return as part of the St. Joseph River Flotilla on July 3.

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Information from: The Elkhart Truth, https://www.elkharttruth.com



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