So my question, besides just wanting to bring the park up and see what others who have been there thought about it, was about their indoor/dark ride, Nightmare. It was the newest coaster before the place closed, and was a ride I really liked. I was just wondering: what happened to it? Did it just get demolished, or did it move to another amusement park. I noticed that there is a ride called Nightmare at Krackaxle Canyon in the database, but it didn't list it as moving from Boblo. At any rate, I was just wondering if anyone else remembers this quaint park, and if anybody knows what happened to Nightmare, or any of the other rides. Thanks!
Take care and God bless!
Unfortunetly my parents never took me to Boblo before it closed. Which is a shame, as it seemed like a cool little place.
Vortex Crew - 2002, WWC Lead 2003
I recently set out on a mission to find out what happened to the boats so near and dear to my heart. It took some work but I found both still in alive and a float. Near the end they were cast aside and left to rot at downriver docks.
The "Columbia" is in such sad shape there was doubt it could be saved but last year it was purchased by a historical society. Apparently these two ships found salvation from the scrap heap by out lasting all other to become the last two steam passenger vessels of their kind ( there are others but they are auto ferries not passenger )
The group that saved the Columbia will be moving it to NY over the summer to begin restoration.
The restoration on the St. Claire is nearly completed and the boat lives and can be seen in the Toledo OH area .
Here is a great site about the boats and island.
The photos of the Columbia 's current condition are heartbreaking but the log and photo's on the restoration of the Ste. Claire will bring a smile.
I plan to go see and take photos of both boats this summer.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane
Enjoy the site its a great place to look around
Take care and God bless!
Trips to Boblo were a summer staple when I was growing up in the 60's. Once I discovered Cedar Point, trips to Boblo declined. I especially enjoyed the cruise down the river on the Boblo boats and enjoyed the live bands they had and the dance floor.
Sadly, the fellow who worked so hard to restore Boblo to it's glory was severely injured in a car accident. He could no longer provide the driving force behind the park, and his partners opted to give up.
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
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