Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale | DVD

Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale | DVD

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When Ste. Claire and SS Columbia sounded their whistles, every Detroit kid knew it heralded the coming of summer and the magic of ferrying over to nearby Boblo Island Amusement Park. After 85 years of operation, these two sister steamships – the oldest in America - awaken from a deep slumber to find a devoted team of enthusiasts have set out to rescue them from their deteriorating state. SS Columbia has been whisked away to New York while Claire's fate rests in the hands of an unlikely band of heroes: a doctor, a psychic, and an amusement park fanatic. Martha Reeves, the Motown legend with a lilting voice, narrates this revelatory fable-doc that’s full of heart and hard truths about a challenging restoration, the iconic amusement park’s exciting yet whitewashed history, and the intoxicating ways that nostalgia can inspire and blur memories.

Narrated by: Martha Reeves
Written, Directed and Edited by: Aaron Schillinger
Produced by: Steve Bannatyne, Isabel Sandoval and Jason Wehling

Trailer and more info: www.bobloboatsfilm.com



DVD includes over 1 hour of SPECIAL FEATURES!

DELETED SCENES
Golden Age of Amusement Parks with original 1923 Bob-Lo Song
Golf Cart Tour of Boblo Island
Coast Guard Inspects Columbia's Hull
Jeff Plans to Kidnap Kevin
Frank Kirby, Father of the Boblo Boats
SS Columbia Raises Her Anchor
Dr. Ron is Overworked
Kevin and Jeff Epilogue

BONUS CONTENT
Q&A with Martha Reeves and filmmakers
Mafia Tries to Buy Boblo Island
♫ Bob-Lo Sing-along ♫
The Haunting of Ste. Claire
Aboard America’s Only Mailboat
Ste. Claire Hooks John