Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale


Michigan Theater - Auditorium Fri, Dec 16, 2022 7:30 PM


Boblo Island, one of America's earliest amusement parks, sparked the imaginations of both children and adults for more than 85 years. Detroit passengers by the thousands reached the island by way of two majestic steamships, SS Columbia and Ste Claire. Their 90 years of operation witnessed America's industrial revolution and social justice movements. In 1993, Boblo Island tragically shut down and the boats were left to ruin. Interweaving local lore and mythology, "Boblo Boats" explores the whitewashed history of amusement parks and one crew's crusade to bring back the memories.