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 BOBLO BOAT COLUMBIA by Artist Ronald Suchiu

boblo boat columbia

boblo boat columbia

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"the boblo boat - columbia"

Boblo Boat, Columbia The Boblo boat Columbia was launched in 1910 and continued to run until it was eventually retired in 1991. The steamship took many an excursion up and down the Detroit River to the Boblo Island Amusement park, an island in the middle of the Detroit River, along with her companion the Ste. Claire. The steamship Columbia and Ste. Claire are the last two excursion vessels remaining from the Detroit and Windsor Ferry Co. These two rare steamers (properly classed as ferries) have heard much laughter and seen many smiling faces of countless families and individuals from the Detroit and Windsor area. Today the future is unsure for these passenger ferries. There have been several unsuccessful attempts to try and restore them, but

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the amounts of repairs are enormous. They sit
idle at two separate docks in the United
States waiting for someone or some group to
give them life.

Ronald Suchiu has made it possible to own a
piece of the past by sketching these once
delightful ferries. When you hang them
proudly on your wall, just listen to the
stories from friends and family members as
they recount the “good old days”
from those cherished memories from days gone
by.

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