If you enjoy history and learning about the Civil War, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning a fun event just for you.
The 2nd annual Lorena Sternwheeler Civil War Reenactment will take place August 8th and 9th on the Muskingum River. Uniformed troops will be aboard the Lorena and along the riverbank putting on a show for the passengers to enjoy.
"There will be fun interaction back and forth between the troops that are on the Lorena, and...
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has released more information regarding a boat stolen from the Zanesville Yacht Club in June that resulted in the death of two local men.
The bodies of 35-year-old Travis Krouskoupf and 24-year-old Kenny Tucker, both of Zanesville, were discovered in the Muskingum River on Friday, June 27th after the boat they were in crashed over a dam. Several witnesses reported seeing them on the river in the stolen boat the Tuesday before.
For the first time ever you will be able to get the best seat for Stars and Stripes on the River.
The Lorena Sternwheeler will be open to the public at Zane's Landing Park...and for 10 dollars you will be allowed to board the boat and watch the fireworks. Seating will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday.. Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says seating is limited so boarding will be on a first...
The Zanesville- Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to talk about the Lorena Sternwheeler.
Chamber Vice President, Kelly Ashby, says that every year members of her office will give the commissioners an update on tourism and the economic benefits that the Lorena brings into town. For 2013 the Lorena provided nearly 200 rides.
"We had a great year. We had fantastic charters, school groups, we had leisure travelers from five...
At over one hundred feet long and 59 tons moving the Lorena Sternwheeler is no easy task.
As crews from Dingey Movers Incorporated worked to bring the sternwheeler ashore at Riverside Park conditions made it a little rougher than usual.
"Last year we had a little more water which helped," said Captain Bill Page. "We didn't have to pull it up quite as far and we didn't have the wind we have today. It doesn't take much wind to move that boat."
The Lorena Sternwheeler is ready to set sail on another season.
The sternwheeler recently passed its Coast Guard inspection and is cleared to once again cruise the Muskingum River. While public rides won't start until June, the boat that was in danger of being docked just seven years ago Those involved said it's exciting to see it do so well.
"I would contribute that to captain that is very friendly and willingly to go the extra mile," said the Chamber of Commerce's...