Old Bob-Lo boat courts Sandusky for home

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2001 8:37 AM | Contributed by Captain Matt

The owner of a hundred-year old steamboat that carried guests from Detroit to Boblo Island is looking for a new home and a new use, perhaps in Sandusky.

Read more from The Sandusky Register.

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 9:39 AM
Hey that's some good news.

Those old boats were wonderful for trips to Boblo. It would be great if they could still be enjoyed by everyone. Sandusky would be the perfect place! I wonder if CP would be able to utilize it? Take people for rides in the bay or something, with dinner. Great possibilities!

Can't this thing go any faster?

Thursday, December 13, 2001 3:09 PM
I've ridden the Columbia. The Bob Lo boats epitomized the Great Lakes excursion steamers. Big triple expansion reciprocating engine which you could actually see working. I hope they're successful. We've lost too much of  Great Lakes history already.
Friday, December 14, 2001 3:17 AM
That would be SO COOL. Some of my best childhood memories were riding the bob-lo boats to Boblo and spending the day at the amusement park. They almost always had a band playing on the trip back. I read about the purchase of one of the boats by a fellow, and it would be great if they could locate it near Sandusky.

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Friday, December 14, 2001 11:25 AM
That would be awesome! I have a picture from when I was little of me aboard one of those Boblo Island boats. Also, somewhere around this house, is a picture of me and my dad in one of the log flume rides. I would love to go back on one of those boats :)

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Friday, December 14, 2001 11:41 AM
Down the river to BobLo so close to you, Discover Boblo Island, So many things to do.........


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