LOWELL, Michigan — The City of Lowell has announced on its Facebook page it will begin removing the Lowell Showboat.
The boat has not been open to the public since 2017 due to a failing structure.
"We decommissioned it, it was not deemed structurally safe anymore....so for the last two years nobody has been on the boat," says City Manager Mike Burns.
The city says crews with Earthworm Dozing and Excavating will be on site Feb. 28 to remove everything above the main deck of the boat.
The rest of the boat, including the main deck and pontoons, will be removed from the Flat River in the spring.
Access to the Riverwalk Plaza will be restricted during the demolition so that crews can work.
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