The SS Columbia, America’s oldest surviving passenger steamer, was built in Toledo in 1902 and served as a Boblo boat, ferrying crowds of people from Detroit to the Boblo Island amusement park, for ninety years. Now, the SS Columbia calls New York Home. Currently docked at Silo City on the Buffalo River, this historic steamer awaits restoration and a transformation into a mobile, waterfront cultural space. On May 5th, join SS Columbia Project Co-Chair Ian Danic and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Desiree Cooper for a virtual exploration of the ship and its history, with a special focus on its ties to the Civil Rights movement.
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