Boblo Boat Is Being Restored And Soon You Can Get Back Aboard
Most thought the Boblo Boat in Detroit was a thing of the past after the fire, but that is about to change, and soon you will be able to climb back aboard the vessel.
What is The Boblo Boat and Boblo Island?
The Boblo Boat is a steamboat that was built in 1910 that is actually called the SS Ste. Claire. The boat was used to take people to a nearby island in Detroit called Boblo Island Amusement Park.
Boblo Island Amusement Park was located on Bois Blanc Island, Ontario, just past the mouth of the Detroit River. The park opened in 1898 and sadly closed in 1993. Both the boat and the island worked together hand in hand.
After Boblo Island closed, the Boblo Boat was purchased by a commercial firm and it didn't take long for the boat to fall apart. It later was purchased to be restored.
Boblo Boat Fire of 2018
The Boblo Boat was being restored to turn it back into a tourist attraction since being declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Sadly during the restoration, a welder working on the boat may have sparked an accidental fire and most thought all was lost in 2018.
Soon Tourists Will Once Again Board the Boblo Boat
The Boblo Boat won't be taking cruises around the Detroit River anytime soon but it will be turned into a museum once the vessel is fully restored and the plans are to make it look just like it did when it was brand new by next spring. You can take a look at the video below to see just how Boblo Boat originally looked.
If you would like to see the progress that has been made with the Boblo Boat so far and get more details on the vessel's future plans click here.