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Waterfront History Excursions

2018 Tour Dates:  June 10, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9

Cruise the Lorain waterfront and learn the importance the waterways played in the development of Lorain that began at the mouth of the Black River.  This 2-hour history tour will be narrated by a member of the Lorain Historical Society.  The excursion will travel along the riverfront past the sites of industrial giants, American Shipbuilding and US Steel, to witness the rebirth of wildlife preserves on the Black River.  Weather permitting, the excursion will cruise past the Lorain Lighthouse.

Tours are $20 per person and tickets can be purchased on the Lorain Port Authority’s website at or by contacting the Port Authority at 440-204-2269. 

The boat leaves from Spitzer Lakeside Marina at 2:00 p.m.  Guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior.