Donated houseboat will help expand Savannah Riverkeeper's outreach work

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 12:58 PM
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 1:54 AM
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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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soapy_725 01/09/13 - 02:50 pm
Excellent !!

Excellent!! More power to the River Keepers. Watch out for the Dam Keepers. It is also big enough to ferry baseball fans across the Savannah.

River City once had a river cruise. Utilize the river is another one of those local "beat the dead horse" marathons of decades like RR tracks and crime. Someone was listening. Someone without vagrant tenants and pan handlers. Someone with leadership. If North Augusta is a real place, then Downtown Augusta is actually the south side. And we know about the south side of southern cities.

faithson 01/09/13 - 03:27 pm
sign me up...

sounds like an opportunity... lets hope they don't 'overprice'...

Dixieman 01/09/13 - 06:16 pm
Another puff piece

...on this Marxist job-killing group. The AC is always in the tank for them!

agustinian 01/10/13 - 08:59 am
You Go Girl!

Nice going Tanya. Keep up the good work you do preserving the Savannah River.

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