Canal tours put on hold; boats to be inspected

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 4:14 PM
Last updated 8:50 PM
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Daily guided tours of the Augusta Canal will be put on hold while the U.S. Coast Guard performs mandatory inspections on the waterway’s two Petersburg boats.

According to a statement from the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, the 65-foot vessels will be out of service from Jan. 30 to Feb. 13 while their hulls are inspected. During that time, canal staff will paint the vessels and perform other required maintenance.

A crane will be used to lift the boats from the water and place them on specially-built supports on the canal’s south bank near John C. Calhoun Expressway.

Tours will be suspended until Feb. 14.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 01/24/14 - 06:56 pm

Oh, no! I do not know if our society can survive this loss of economic activity or the accompanying cultural depletion! How can we make it?

DowntownJaguar 01/24/14 - 07:41 pm

I know there is much to complain about and criticize in Augusta. But, why make a snarky comment about this? Dang.

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