SS Ste. Clair (old Detroit Boblo boat) currently moored at 125 South Dix St, Detroit

So there we were, driving thru Delray in Southwest Detroit when we suddenly chanced upon a glorious sight at Fordson Street & South Dix Street: one of the old Detroit Boblo boats!

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old Boblo boat in Delray, Southwest Detroit

The SS Ste Clair” is a 190-foot long passenger steamboat. It weighs 870 tons and was built in 1910. This ferry was towed here Wednesday from Ecorse for restoration.

Built in 1910. Decommissioned 1993.

Boblo Island was an amusement park island in the Detroit Rive open from 1898-1993.

vintage pic of boat when it was operational

Come check out the old boat while its temporarily moored on the Rouge River!

This boat was also featured in the movie “Transformers 4”!

What:     SS Ste Clair (old Detroit Boblo boat)

Where125 South Dix Street, Detroit

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Boblo boat bobbing on the Rouge River in Delray
The mighty SS Ste. Clair still afloat!
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