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Author Topic: Does Anyone Want to Buy a 1910 Riverboat?  (Read 748 times)
Zeppelin Captain

« on: July 27, 2015, 04:19:10 am »

The above image was from better times; the ship needs some restoration.

The boat has a great sentimental value to many people in Detroit, because it was the boat to a historic amusement park on Boblo Island in the Detroit River. The park closed in 1993, and not long after that the boat went into dry dock.

Are there any wealthy eccentrics out their that love riverboats?
Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 05:13:25 am »

 I do now
Drew P
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 12:15:05 pm »

Kickstarter? As what?....

Unfortunately, if it does go to scrap I hope that at least the engine will be spared. That's if the original is still in it.

Never ask 'Why?'
Always ask 'Why not!?'
Zeppelin Captain
United States United States

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 05:46:06 am »

A few other riverboats for sale: 

Captain Lyerly
Zeppelin Overlord
Ukraine Ukraine

At the helm of the Frumious Bandersnatch

« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 06:35:59 am »

Thank you again for that, Kaptain!  Cheesy

As for the Ste. Claire, it sounds like the current owner is extremely possessive.  His options as stated are to find another place where he can restore her himself, or scrap her.  Sale to a third party is pretty much a non-starter... at least as far as I could tell from the article.




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