Stories tagged with: Lorena Sternwheeler

July 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

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...

July 8, 2014 - 5:27pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

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.


July 3, 2014 - 12:44pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

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...

February 6, 2014 - 7:23pm
1 year 30 weeks 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
2 years 22 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
2 years 28 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
2 years 48 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
3 years 3 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
3 years 19 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
4 years 2 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...

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