Stories tagged with: Lorena Sternwheeler

February 6, 2014 - 7:23pm
10 weeks 11 hours ago

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...

March 28, 2013 - 3:03pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

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."

Captain Page...

February 14, 2013 - 6:24pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Bids have opened for the moving of the Lorena Sternwheeler to a dry dock for inspection.

Every five years the sternwheeler needs to be pulled from the Muskingum River and inspected by the coast guard. At the commissioner's office, one bid was entered to handle the project.

"We did the same bid that we did five years ago because not very many people around do that kind of work," said Bill Dingey with Dingey Movers, Inc.

Dingey Movers have managed the...

October 3, 2012 - 4:42pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is promoting the remaining 2012 schedule of the Lorena Sternwheeler.

90-minute public rides are being offered only seven more times throughout the month of October along with a dinner and a twilight cruise.

Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kelly Ashby said with the seasons changing, travelers and tourists can take in the fall colors and atmosphere in a unique way in their own backyard. 

"It's a great family...

August 14, 2012 - 9:45pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

A little rain couldn't stop the Lorena Sternwheeler from making a trip down the river.

Every year the Knights of Columbus organize a dinner cruise for hospitalized veterans.  Organizer Bill Moyer said the delicious meal keeps them coming back for more.

"Dinner is going to be mashed potatoes, chicken, noodles, peas and rolls with butter," said Moyer.  "We enjoy doing it as much as these guys enjoy being here."

Moyer said it's important to...

April 19, 2012 - 11:31am
1 year 51 weeks ago

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...

August 16, 2011 - 5:25pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

It might not be Veterans Day, but those who served our country were honored at Zane's Landing Park today.

The Knights of Columbus organized a dinner cruise aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler for hospitalized veterans.  Chairman Bill Moyer said the veterans enjoy homemade food and good company.

"You'll notice that they're very happy because they don't get out that often, so when they do, they really love it," said Moyer.

Moyer said this event has been going on for...

June 3, 2011 - 5:29pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

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...

June 20, 2010 - 8:42pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

All Dads aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler were honored Sunday.

Dads got to ride for half price, and that brought out many families and fathers. In fact, the boat was packed with 72 people for the first trip down the Muskingum.

"I think it's just to give fathers the opportunity to do it which i think is great, and of course it's half price which also helps," says Lorena captain Bill Page.

The Sheets family spent their Father's Day on-board.


May 4, 2010 - 7:15pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler is back in business this summer.

Public rides have been scheduled starting June 5th and continuing through October.

"You can also think about chartering the Lorena Sternwheeler for a birthday or anniversary or for just a family ride, " says Kelly Ashby of the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce.

Ashby says the rides are as popular as ever.

"They get to experience a relaxing ride. They get to experience the Muskingum River. It's a...

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