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History Boat Excursion

August 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Cruise the Lorain waterfront and learn the importance that the waterways played in the development of Lorain, beginning at the mouth of the Black River. This 2-hour history tour will be narrated by a member of the Lorain Historical Society. This excursion will explore 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 venture past the Lorain Lighthouse.

Tours are $20 per person and tickets can be purchased on the Lorain Port Authority’s website at www.lorainportauthority.com or by contacting the Port Authority at 440-204-2269. The boat leaves from Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain at 2:00 p.m. Guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior.

This year we are changing up the scheduling of our History Boat Excursion in an effort to provide more opportunities for those who visit Lorain to enjoy some of the other amenities and activities in our lake and riverfront areas. We are offering a monthly History Boat Excursion on a select Friday afternoon and a select Sunday afternoon from 2 pm – 4 pm.  You can come downtown and eat your lunch at one of our restaurants and then go over to the dock at Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain (near Erie Steak and Seafood) to board the boat by 2:00 pm.

For a Friday cruise, you can choose to take the tour, have dinner at one of our restaurants, then attend Rockin’ on the River that evening.  Food vendors will also be available at Black River Landing during Rockin’ on the River.  Port Authority Shuttle Boats run continuously between Oasis Marina and The Shipyards between 5 – 11 pm on the days when Rockin’ on the River is taking place.

Tours are $20 per person. The boat leaves from Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain at 2:00 p.m., and guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior.

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Excursion Dates:

Friday, June 11 and Sunday, June 27 (SOLD OUT)

Friday, July 9 (SOLD OUT) and Sunday, July 25

Friday, August 13 (SOLD OUT) and Sunday, August 22


August 13, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Oasis Marina at Port Lorain
301 Lakeside Ave.
Lorain, 44052 United States
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440) 822-3160
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