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Iconic Lowell Showboat to be demolished

LOWELL, Mich. -- After 40 years of being a community staple in Lowell, the iconic showboat will be demolished Thursday.

The City manager says crews from Earthworm Dozing and Excavating will be on site early Thursday morning to begin removing everything above the main deck.

In the spring, the main deck and pontoons will be moved to the boat launch and completely removed from the Flat River.

During the demolition, access to the Riverwalk Plaza will be restricted to allow the work to proceed.

The city says more details about the next Lowell Showboat will be coming soon. We're told remnants of the boat will be salvaged and will be available as a part of future fundraising efforts.


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  • Lora

    I know this is sad but this is not the original showboat!! This one was built in 1979 after the one I grew up with was destroyed by high winds but I say Tornado because I lived about 5 blocks from where it started doing damage!! It was over a block wide and went right across the river and picked up the boat and dumped it on the standstill Nothing but timber left!! So nothing will be the same as this one or the one before!! Time to make new memories with the new one!

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