LOWELL, Mich. — The demolition of the historic Lowell Showboat started on Feb. 28, and on Monday the last of the boat was hauled away. 

The city announced that the boat was going to be removed because it was not structurally safe anymore. It had not been open to the public since 2017 due to a failing structure. 

Everything above the main deck of the boat was removed by an excavating company in February. The rest of it, including the main deck and pontoons, were removed from the Flat River. 

The City of Lowell said that more information about the next Lowell Showboat will be coming soon. 

Remnants of the boat will be salvaged and made available as part of future fundraising efforts. 

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