Stories tagged with: Lorena Steernwheeler

June 6, 2014 - 6:09pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville's famed Lorena Sternwheeler is set to be rolling on the river again beginning this weekend.

Kelly Ashby with the Chamber of Commerce said the 70 passenger boat has been a staple of Muskingum County for well over 60 years. In addition to a nice hour long cruise, your ticket to ride comes with plenty of other perks as well.

"This weekend, riding on Saturday, you will get a free crock from Ohio Pottery, and on Sunday is Bloomer Candy," Ashby said.  "So...

May 20, 2014 - 1:33pm
14 weeks 5 days ago

 The Lorena Sternwheeler will begin her tour of the Muskingum river in just 18 days, and some are wondering if the river conditions will be favorable.

The rainy season we've seen so far has left the river swollen, however, Kelly Ashby of the Muskingum Zanesville chamber of commerce is confident that for the first trip on June 7th, the Lorena will have suitable river conditions.

"In river conditions like right now the Lorena would not be running, but we have several...

May 16, 2013 - 5:29pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler went through a routine inspection by the Coast Guard in March and it turns out the repairs weren't as expensive as they originally thought.

"We are very excited the Lorena Sternwheeler is back in the water and it has already set sail," said Kelly Ashby, V.P. of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

Ashby says there will be public rides, dinner, lunch and twilight cruises and a variety of different themed rides too.


April 9, 2013 - 3:02pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler continues attempts to be river ready in time for the boating season.

The Coast Guard came back to Zanesville, Tuesday, to further inspect the 104 foot long boat. The first time in Zanesville they came to the conclusion that there was serious damage to the boat, but Captain Page said another look changed their opinion.

"We had some damage to the side of the hull from an electric current type thing that hadn't existed before," said Lorena Captain...

April 4, 2013 - 5:10pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

The Lorena could spend her summer season on shore.

The sternwheeler was expected back in the Muskingum River May 1 after it was removed last week for a coast guard inspection.

Muskingum County Commissioner Jim Porter said that to run this summer the vessel must have serious work done. The Coast Guard found several areas that need rewelded and a lot of the hull on the sides has to be replaced and that could come at a major expense.

Currently, the county's maintenance...

July 25, 2012 - 10:45am
2 years 5 weeks ago

The dry weather might not be great for area farmers, but it's making for a strong season for the Lorena Sternwheeler.

The season kicked off with school groups in May and to date has participated in 24 public rides and various private events that include a wedding and a sixteenth birthday party.

"We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful attraction in Muskingum County and when people ask what's unique about the area we can say the Lorena Sternwheeler," said Kelly...

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