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The 112-year-old SS Columbia, one of the beloved but battered Boblo boats, leaves Detroit for what is likely the last time Sept. 16, 2014. The vessel was towed down the Detroit River to Toledo for repairs and maintenance in anticipation of being returned to service in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Dan Austin/HistoricDetroit.org

The SS Columbia, one of the Boblo boats, has left Detroit for what is likely the last time.

Paint peels and wood rots on the Boblo boat Columbia on Nov. 12, 2011. The boat has been docked in Ecorse, Mich., for several years, awaitin...

Paint peels and wood rots on the Boblo boat Columbia on Nov. The boat has been docked in Ecorse, Mich., for several years, awaiting restoration.

The 112-year-old SS Columbia, one of the beloved but battered Boblo boats, leaves Detroit for what is likely the last time Sept. 16, 2014. The vessel was towed down the Detroit River to Toledo for repairs and maintenance in anticipation of being returned to service in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Dan Austin/HistoricDetroit.org

Boblo boat Columbia shipped out of Detroit

Dan Austin: Detroit icon SS Columbia will soon call New York home

Tour of the Boblo boat SS Columbia - Sept. 16, 2014... WHAT Great Childhood Memories <3

Tour of the Boblo boat SS Columbia - Sept. WHAT Great Childhood Memories

The 112-year-old SS Columbia, one of the beloved but battered Boblo boats, leaves Detroit for what is likely the last time Sept. 16, 2014. The vessel was towed down the Detroit River to Toledo for repairs and maintenance in anticipation of being returned to service in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Dan Austin/HistoricDetroit.org

Boblo boat Columbia shipped out of Detroit

The SS Columbia, one of the Boblo boats, has left Detroit for what is likely the last time.

The 112-year-old SS Columbia, one of the beloved but battered Boblo boats, leaves Detroit for what is likely the last time Sept. 16, 2014. The vessel was towed down the Detroit River to Toledo for repairs and maintenance in anticipation of being returned to service in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Dan Austin/HistoricDetroit.org

Dan Austin: Saying farewell to the Boblo boat Columbia

The SS Columbia, one of the Boblo boats, has left Detroit for what is likely the last time.

The 112-year-old SS Columbia, one of the beloved but battered Boblo boats, leaves Detroit for what is likely the last time Sept. 16, 2014. The vessel was towed down the Detroit River to Toledo for repairs and maintenance in anticipation of being returned to service in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Dan Austin/HistoricDetroit.org

Boblo boat Columbia shipped out of Detroit

The SS Columbia, one of the Boblo boats, has left Detroit for what is likely the last time.

One of my favorite photos. Soo many details.  Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Welcome to Detroit: 1900

Detroit, Michigan, circa “City Hall and Campus Martius.” To the left, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument; rising to the right is one of the city’s “moonlight tower” carbon-arc lamps. Palm trees and bananas strike a tropical note.

The 112-year-old SS Columbia, one of the beloved but battered Boblo boats, leaves Detroit for what is likely the last time Sept. 16, 2014. The vessel was towed down the Detroit River to Toledo for repairs and maintenance in anticipation of being returned to service in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Dan Austin/HistoricDetroit.org

Boblo boat Columbia shipped out of Detroit

The SS Columbia, one of the Boblo boats, has left Detroit for what is likely the last time.

Mount Clemens Drive-in, used to work there nights while I was stationed at Selfridge ANGB

Mount Clemens Drive-in, used to work there nights while I was stationed at Selfridge ANGB

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