RESTORATION OF A DETROIT ICON
A labor of love on our Boblo boat
Dockside tours could be as early as next summer
BY JOHN GALLAGHER
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER
The Boblo boat Ste. Claire, which sailed through Detroit’s past, is getting ready to sail into its future, too.
Thanks to years of volunteer work and new investment, the Ste. Claire appears closer than ever to being ready to welcome visitors for dockside tours as early as next summer. Once its restoration is complete, a full menu of moonlight cruises, day sails and special events could follow, probably in four or five years.
Dr. Ron Kattoo, a Henry Ford Hospital physician who is the principal owner of the Ste. Claire, is overseeing the restoration work. He sailed on the Boblo boats as a child growing up in Detroit, and would like to give that same pleasure to today’s families. Read more