Donated houseboat will help expand Savannah Riverkeeper's outreach work

Savannah Riverkeeper hopes to parlay a donated houseboat into new opportunities to share and promote the river and its resources.

“It’s 47 feet long, with three bedrooms, and it is so amazingly well taken care of,” said Tonya Bonitatibus, the advocacy group’s director.

The boat, originally purchased in 1987 and kept on Tennessee’s Watts Bar Lake, had been in the Augusta area for about seven years.

Its owners, who did not wish to be identified, donated the vessel to the riverkeeper group to help with its outreach efforts.

“Starting in March, we are hoping to offer evening cruises, and we are also working with a local chef to maybe hold dinner cruises on it,” Bonitatibus said.

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