Say goodbye to Boblo's S.S. Columbia with a final tour this Wednesday

click to enlarge Say goodbye to Boblo's S.S. Columbia with a final tour this Wednesday
S.S. Columbia, circa 1920 (Courtesy of Virtual Motor City)

By now, you've surely heard that a beloved Boblo boat — the S.S. Columbia —  is leaving Midwest waters next month to set anchor in Buffalo, NY as part of a non-profit restoration project.

In anticipation of its September departure, the SS Columbia Project is inviting folks to say their goodbyes with a free tour of the steamship at the Ironhead Shipyard in Toledo, the Freep reports.

Slated to take place this Wednesday from 3 - 6 p.m., guests will be able to view the main deck and a ballroom, and learn more about the vessel's future during the 20-minute tour. The outing won't cost you, but reservations are required and tickets are said to be limited.

More information can be found here.

Now see: 25 nostalgic photos of the Boblo Island boats and marina >>

About The Author

Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is a Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Detroit Metro Times and Cleveland Scene Magazine. Previously, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College where she double majored in...
Scroll to read more Metro Detroit News articles


Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.