Boblo Island Amusement Park was an amusement park which ran from 1898 until its closure on September 30, 1993. The people of Detroit, Michigan characterized it as that city's Coney Island. The island is a five-minute ferry ride from Amherstburg, Ontario, and 18 miles from Detroit. For more than 85 years, the park was serviced by the SS Ste. Claire and the SS Columbia excursion boats. The Boblo Island Amusement Park was famous for those two steamers, the "Bob-Lo Boats," which went between Detroit and the island. They could hold about 2,500 passengers each. The island is now an exclusive, gated resort community, and the boats have been sold. The SS Columbia is currently being restored in New York, and the SS Ste. Claire (pictured here) sits waiting for her turn on the Rouge River.
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