Lorena Sternwheeler Begins Rides

by Josh Overholser on June 6, 2014 at 6:39 am

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 throughout the season, there are also some fun things. There’s a story time on one of the rides this season, lots of coupons, and lots of free admissions to museums."

Public rides operate at both 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Passengers will be able to enjoy other specialty rides as the summer progresses.

"Throughout the season there are twilight cruises, lunch cruises, also dinner cruises, and a Civil War reenactment will be taking place in August as well," Ashby said.  "So there’s lots of great ways to enjoy the Lorena Sternwheeler and enjoy a cruise on the Muskingum River."

Tickets for the Sternwheeler run $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children. The Lorena is moored at Zane’s Landing Park at the west end of Market Street. For more information or to charter your own cruise, you can call 740-455-8282.