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...
A popular Y-City attraction will be getting underway this weekend.
The Lorena Sternwheeler will make it's maiden voyage this season up the Muskingum River starting Saturday with rides at 2 and 3:30, and there's even an incentive to help draw in those looking to get in on the first rides.
"Each rider on saturday will receive a coupon for Ohio Pottery and also a coupon for a free crock so it's fun to get to see what else there is to see and do so you can enjoy a Lorena ride...