Cincin­nati looks to sell show­boat, cit­ing up­keep

Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday) - - Bluegrass -

Show the money, get a show­boat.

The Cincin­nati En­quirer re­ports the city is look­ing to sell the Show­boat Ma­jes­tic, a 95-year-old river­boat that was de­clared a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark in 1989.

Cincin­nati’s parks depart­ment says the cost to main­tain the old river­boat is too high, at some $100,000 a year. The boat’s float­ing the­ater hasn’t been used reg­u­larly for years.

It was pre­vi­ously for sale in 2014. A later pro­posal to move it across the Ohio River to New­port, Ken­tucky, didn’t work out.

The boat built in Pitts­burgh pro­vided en­ter­tain­ment to river­side com­mu­ni­ties for decades. Cincin­nati paid $5,000 for the boat back in 1967, ob­tain­ing it from In­di­ana Univer­sity.

The news­pa­per re­ports the city plans to list the river­boat on an on­line gov­ern­ment sur­plus auc­tion site.

CAR­RIE COCHRAN AP

The city of Cincin­nati’s parks depart­ment said the cost to main­tain the 95-year-old river­boat Show­boat Ma­jes­tic is too high.

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